Memorials - Walton-le-Dale - Our Lady and St.Patricks R.C. Crucifix
Location: Higher Walton Road, Walton-le-Dale, Preston, Lancs, PR5 4HD
The memorial takes the form of a plinth surmounted by a roofed stone crucifix. It stands in a small gated garden at the corner of Lady Place and Higher Walton Road. The plinth and crucifix are in a good condition, but the lettering has faded badly over the years.
The memorial has the names of 27 men who died in the Great War arrayed across two columns. The names are in the date order in which the men fell. Many names are badly faded and the memorial is in need of restoration. The plinth has the addition of the names of a further 13 men over two columns who perished in WW2. These names have fared even worse over time, possibly because of the way they were added. My transcription has quite a few question marks that I hope to amend at a later date.
CENTRAL COLUMN: STATEMENT AND PRAYER
TO THE MEMORY
OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR
give to them,
O Lord, and
LEFT COLUMN. 14 NAMES.
RIGHT COLUMN. 13 NAMES.
PLINTH - NAMES OF WW2 CASUALTIES.
LEFT COLUMN. 6 NAMES.
RIGHT COLUMN. 7 NAMES.
Please email the project with any amendments or corrections
Edited 21 March 2016
Image (C) Charles O'Donnell