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 !
This was taken from the opposite view to the drawing so it isn't clear whether the plan was followed or not.
Remembrance Day 1949 (?)
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Old Harwood, Louie Pollard and Harry E. Eaton, Great Harwood Civic Society, 1973. Page37
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