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St John's Memorial


Site:

In front of the main door of St John’s Church, Dukinfield.

Description:

A hexagonal structure, 16ft high, surmounted with a cross, and surrounded with low railings. It was erected by Messrs F.B. Wilde of Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, at a cost of £200. The memorial is made of a soft, white stone which has worn away over the years, the inscriptions upon it now being illegible. Only the dates 1914 and 1918 can now me made out.

 When the monument was unveiled, it bore the following:

"To our glorious dead who died in the Great War"

History:

Mr Calthrop, widow of the Rev. Calthrop, Vicar of St. John’s during the war, unveiled the memorial in December, 1920.

A service of dedication was led by the Rev. B.N. Adams. 

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