Poole Cross

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Reference WMO/97810

Address:

Poole Park

Parkstone Road

Poole

BH15 2NX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other cross
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Brick and stone cross erected in 1927. (See link for full history) Grade II listed memorial (see link). Custodians are Poole Borough Council. The memorial is beside the lake, approached from the memorial gates on Parkstone Road. In Autumn 2014 the council submitted an application for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish the whole of Poole Park and another from War Memorials Trust for this war memorial and its associated Park Gates. (See link) The nearby benches and Burma Star Rose garden were also refurbished as part of the overall project. Work began in the summer of 2018 and was completed in time for Remembrance Day, including: - New Purbeck stone paving to replace concrete flag stones and crazy paving. - New steps on the lagoon-side of the cross - New roses in the Mountbatten planter - Restored gates and cross - 3 New interpretation panels, featuring 'conservation, memorial and remembrance' themes There was an opening ceremony on Saturday November 10th. Unfortunately the heavens opened as the Mayor unveiled the restored memorial at 11am. this was attended by approx 100 people who were handed postcards with the names of those who fell in WWI on them, and watched an inspiring and moving performance by local artists, Valise Noir story-telling theatre.
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Grade II (England)

1393447

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