Memorials - Leyland - Wesleyan Methodist Church WW1 Roll of Honour
South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre, The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Leyland, PR25 3FJ
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SD 54180 21610
Imperial War Museum Memorial Database - Ref: 42650
War Memorials Online - Not on site (2 May 2017)
NB: Location of the memorial according to the IWM website is in the beer garden of the Eagle & Child. This needs to be updated (2 May 2017)
The Roll of Honour is currently stored at the South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre. When the new Methodist church opened on Turpin Green Lane in 1981, they decided that there was no room for the memorial within the church. It was in storage up until 1987 when it was donated to the museum. The work was undertaken by Alf. H. Greenwood of Preston and his makers mark is shown in the bottom right-hand corner of the work. The work commemorates 16 men who died over two columns of 8 each and also 99 men who served over 4 columns, 25 each in columns 1 to 3 and 24 in the column 4. In total there are 116 names on the memorial.
Norman Kelly is an expert calligrapher based in Grindleton near Clitheroe. He recently completed work on the Ribble Valley Book of Remembrance and has commented on this memorial.
Alf. H. Greenwood advertised his services in all the local papers.
Wesleyan Methodist Church.
To the Glory of God
and in memory of those who laid down their
lives during the Great War 1914-1918.
The following also served
Alf. H. Greenwood, Illumr. Preston.
Please email the project with any amendments or corrections
Edited 2 May 2017
Thanks to Dr. David Hunt at the South Ribble Museum for access to the document and for use of the Kuerden Room. Also to Norman Kelly, calligrapher, for his help with interpretation.
Detail of illumination
Image © Charles O'Donnell 2017
Leyland Wesleyan Roll of Honour
All images © Charles O'Donnell 2017