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Friday, March 05, 2010

Godley Hill War Memorial


Hidden away behind the trees on the left of Wednesday's photograph of Godley Hill Road is the War Memorial.

According to the Tameside.gov.uk website
Originally, the monument was in what the press of the time described as "a handsome park." Nowadays, the memorial is a little dilapidated and stands almost forgotten among a few trees - all that remains of the park.
The monument consists of a small granite obelisk in the centre of a circular flower bed and the area is surrounded by a low wall. Access is through the small metal gates, both of which bear the date 1953. In front of the memorial, on the flower bed, is a cube-shaped white receptacle for holding flowers bearing the words "In memory of the fallen of Godley Hill" On the flower-bed wall are stumps which once would have been connected with chains.

The front inscription reads "Erected in honour and deep gratitude to the men who fought for liberty and freedom in the great world war 1914-1919."

It was unveiled by Daniel Adamson of Longlands on July 17th, 1920.

Outside the memorial gardens is a bench which can viewed on Ackworth born, gone West.

6 comments:

Linda said...

How sad that this memorial is no longer taken care of.

Longlands was the school I went to Gerald and it was still owned by Daniel Adamson in 1927 according to the electoral register. Adamsons as you are probably aware were a wealthy mill family from Hyde.

Buck said...

Lest we forget.

Thanks Gerald. I love learning about where you live through your photos.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful place and very interesting post.
Léia :)

B SQUARED said...

Lest we forget.

Lois said...

Lovely spot and memorial!

Carol said...

Beautiful photo..I like the sun and shadows in it...enjoyed the info too...

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