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War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial

© the copyright holders. Photo credit: Janet Broughton / Art UK

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A grey granite memorial in the form of a pylon penetrated by an arch, beneath which is a bronze cross overlaid with a crusader’s sword. Bronze figures are positioned on a raised platform on the north and south side of the arch: 'Peace Restraining War' is represented by a seated female figure who is gripping the arms of a kneeling male warrior; 'Peace Seeing the Horrors of War' depicts a female figure raising her hands in anguish, as the now dead warrior lies prostrate in her lap. A. J. Hope was a member of Bolton’s best-known firm of architects, Bradshaw Gass and Hope. Following various delays, the statues were finally installed in 1932, and unveiled on 11th November 1932.

Date

1928 & 1932

Medium

bronze & Kemnay granite

Measurements

H 244 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 915 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

BL1_JB_S008

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

War memorial

Owner

Bolton Council

Custodian

Bolton Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II* (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

14th July 1928 & 11th November 1932

Listing date

30/04/99

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

signed on both plinths: W. Marsden Sc.; A. B. Burton Founder

Inscription description

inscription on front of memorial: LEST WE FORGET / IN UNDYING MEMORY OF THE MEN / AND WOMEN OF BOLTON WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1919 / 1939-1945rear: TELL YE YOUR CHILDREN / OUR BROTHERS DIED TO WIN A BETTER / WORLD. OUR PART MUST BE TO STRIVE / FOR TRUTH GOODWILL AND PEACE THAT / THEIR SELF-SACRIFICE BE NOT IN VAIN


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Located at

Victoria Square, Bolton

BL1 1JU