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Open spaces / Memorial Park / Garden of Remembrance / Sports Field - Church Lane - Allsprings Drive - Brantfell Road / Bottom Rec. / Lowerfold Park
Churchfield / Top Rec. / Lyndon Avenue Playground / Norden Valley Recreation Area / Garden Street / Greenhill Playground / Bank Mill

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 Major General Sir Neil Malcolm unveil Great Harwood's War Memorial

Cover of the booklet for the Unveiling Ceremony of Great Harwood'd War Memorial
Order of Proceedings for the Unveiling Ceremony of the Great Harwood War Memorial

 

Order of Proceedings for the Unveiling Ceremony of the Great Harwood War Memorial cont

 

List of the members of the Great Harwood War Memorial Committee

Plan showing where relatives, committe members, girls, boys and the general public would stand at the unveiling of the Great Harwood War Memorial

Crowd at the unveiling of the Great Harwood War Memorial

 

 

 

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. Showing the Great Harwood Garden of Remembrance before the rest of the Memorial Park was laid out

Remembrance Day Parade circa 1949
Source John Duckworth

 

 

 

 

 

Remembrance Day 1949 (ish)

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

Spring time 2010 photo of Great Harwood War Mmorial
Photo Anthony Gilmartin

 'Atmospheric' photo of Great Harwood War Mmorial
Photo Brian Sheperd

 

Map of parks

 

Open spaces / Memorial Park / Garden of Remembrance / Sports Field - Church Lane - Allsprings Drive - Brantfell Road / Bottom Rec. / Lowerfold Park
Churchfield / Top Rec. / Lyndon Avenue Playground / Norden Valley Recreation Area / Garden Street / Greenhill Playground / Bank Mill

 

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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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