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Garden of Remembrance

After the 1914 - 18 War the council was looking for a suitable site to erect a memorial to the men of the town who had died in the fighting and in 1925 it was decided to place the monument on land already given to the Council for a public park. The Unveiling Ceremony took place Tuesday 2nd October 1926. Major General Sir Neil Malcolm, K.C.B., D.S.O., was assisted by Mrs. Ormerod of Great Harwood who had lost three sons in the war. Perhaps the roles should have been reversed !

Mrs Ormerod and the General

Booklet cover
order pf proceedings

 

order of proceedings cont

 

committee

plan of who stood where

crowd at the ceremony

 

 

 

This was taken from the opposite view to the drawing so it isn't clear whether the plan was followed or not.

a bit later

1949
Source John Duckworth

 

 

 

 

 

Remembrance Day 1949 (?)

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

2010
Photo Anthony Gilmartin

memorial
Photo Brian Sheperd

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Sources

Old Harwood, Louie Pollard and Harry E. Eaton, Great Harwood Civic Society, 1973. Page37
Great Harwood Gleanings, Louie Pollard, 1978, Lancs County Council. Pages 125 - 126
A Great Harwood Miscellany, Louie Pollard. Page 46
1066. Great Harwood from William the Conqueror to the Millennium, Louie Pollard, Great Harwood Civic Society, 1999. Page 29

 

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