Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Calverley -Victoria Park Memorial

I visited Calverley almost by accident on the way back from Shipley. The memorial is situated in Victoria Park, a fine stretch of open park land. A great place. I can only belive that the name plates are new. There is very little staining coming from them. I actually quite like the green staining from the bronze. I can see why many would not.
These are the pictures. The memorial is No 21869 at the National Archive of War Memorials. 

View from the park gates

IN MEMORY OF
THE
CALVERLEY MEN
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 -1918
---
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

AND IN THE WAR
1939 -1945



Well maintained and set on its own plinth

From the rear facing the main road

1939 -1945
ACKROYD, J.B.
ALLANSON, S.V.
DOCKRAY, A.
FIRTH, W.
FRYER, H.
GARDINER, J.T.
GILL, R.L.
GOODBURN, J.
GOUGH, S.
HALLIDAY, R.
HEYWORTH, J.
HORSEMAN, H.
HUSTLER, J.S.
JOY, W.D.
LASCELLES, R.E.
PASHLEY, H.
RAY, W.
ROBERTS, E.S.
ROBERTS, G.P.
SCRIMSHAW, F.
TAYLOR, G.
THOMPSON, D.W.
WOODCOCK, J.R.

"God proved them and found them worthy for himself"




From the lower end of the park - to the left of the gates as you enter.

1914-1918
ALLOTT, R.
ATKINS, A.
BENNETT, A.C.
BEACH, A.
BINNS, C.W.
BINNS, T.E.
BINNS, M.
BLACKBURN, G.
BROWN, P.E.
CALVERLEY, F.
CHARGE, J.W.
CHIPPENDALE, S.
COATES, A.
CROSSLAND, E.
DAVISON, J.P.
DAVISON, S.
DOBSON, R.
FAICHNEY, H.W.
FARRER, W.
FISHER, F.
GRAY, A.
HIGHAM, G.
HINCHCLIFFE, E.
HINCHCLIFFE, N.
HINCHCLIFFE, P.

Managed to behead Victory!
The list below:
1914-1918
HORSEMAN, F.
HUTCHINSON, R.
JAGGER, J.
KITSON, H.
KIPLING, H.
LONG, A.H.
LORD, A.C.
MANN, J.N.
NELSON, E.
PILLEY, G.R.
POWELL, A.
RAWSON, J.W.
RUSHTON, T.H.
SCOTT, F.
STANHOPE, A.
STANHOPE, C.
THACKRAY, C.
WALLER, J.
WALMSLEY, J.W.
WALMSLEY, H.G.D.
WHEATLEY, H.
WIGGLESWORTH, C.
WESTERMAN, T.W.
WRIGHT, J.
YEWDALL, M.








From the rear of the memorial

The present and the past - this is what sacrifice is all about
You don't meet many triplet buggies on your travels!

Sorry got a bit artistic here!

The exit from the memorial,
fine old millstone grit houses.


The park from quite close to the entrance.
This is a fine expanse of parkland.
May it stay that way!

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