Friday, 15 March 2013

Friday Fences: Godley Hill War Memorial

The War Memorial at Godley Hill, unveiled in 1920, is a small obelisk made of granite in the centre of a circular flower bed. The area is surrounded by a low wall. Access is through small metal gates, both of which bear the date 1953 (possibly because they were placed there for the Coronation of Elizabeth II). In front of the memorial, on the flower bed, is a cube-shaped white receptacle for holding flowers bearing the words "In memory of the fallen of Godley Hill"

The inscription on the front side of Godley Hill War Memorial ] reads
in honour
and deep gratitude
to the men who fought
liberty and freedom
in the
Great World War

Beneath is written

Unveiled by
Daniel Adamson Esq,
of Longlands,
July 17th, 1920.
See the other three sides and read the names inscribed thereon on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Friday Fences.

1 comment:

  1. I love the scrolling on the entrance gate.
    Thank you for sharing!