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Commemorating the fallen from the Great War (1914-1918), World War II (1939-1945), the Korean War (1950-1953) and Afghanistan (2001)


War Memorial

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The memorial is an elegant Saxon-style wheel-head cross memorial, with ornately carved interlacing knot work.  It is Grade II listed.

The Bishop of Sheffield dedicated the memorial on Sunday 16th May 1920 and Mr. R. H. R. Rimington Wilson carried out the unveiling.  The cost of the memorial was £300, and this was raised by public subscription.  Local builders David Brearley and sons erected it.

The memorial originally commemorated 31 local servicemen who died in the First World War.  Seventeen names were later added, including men who died after the Armistice. Five other names were added to the war memorial for later conflicts.

In addition to the memorial, there are several men who are commemorated on family headstones, such as my great uncle Winfield Crawshaw, who never came home.

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