Memorials - Lostock Hall - Civic War Memorial
Junction of Watkin Lane and Hope Terrace, Lostock Hall, PR5 5RG
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference - SD 54390 25755
IWM War Memorials Register - 42673
War Memorials Online - WMO203356
The memorial stands on the pedestrianised area in front of the Pleasant Retreat Inn. This area was originally by the junction of Hope Terrace and Watkin Lane, when Hope Terrace was open to traffic.
The memorial takes the form of a granite column on a dais of three steps. The column is topped by the figure of a grieving female with a laurel wreath in her hands. The wreath could be symbolic of victory, honouring the dead, or both.
At the time of writing, it is not known exactly when the memorial was erected or dedicated, but judging by the newspaper reports reproduced below, it would seem that the erection and dedication was at some point in the 1930s.
The memorials has the names of 83 men who fell in WW1 and a further 31 names of men who fell in WW2 (names to follow later). The surnames are arranged in alphabetical order starting from the right hand face, moving round to the reverse and finishing to the left hand face. A brief dedication is on the front of the memorial.
Lostock Hall Civic War Memorial
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Remembrance Sunday Parade, Lostock Hall - 9 November 2014
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TO OUR BRAVE FALLEN
Reverse (27 names)
GORST JOHN W
GYNES CHARLES T
HARDMAN JOSEPH A
HILTON THOMAS A
LIVESEY HERBERT N
NICKSON CUTHBERT H
Right (28 names)
BALDWIN THOMAS G
BARKER ERNEST A
BARNISH JOHN E
BIRD WILLIAM G
CANK THOMAS C
CLAYTON ALBERT E
FLETCHER HAROLD M.M.
Left (28 names)
PARK JOHN H
PARR WILLIAM E
SCHULTZ FRANCIS M.M.
WALTON LAWRENCE E
WATSON HENRY E
WOODS JAMES H
YOUD JOHN J
Charles O'Donnell with Heather Crook
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Edited 26 May 2018