Friday, 18 October 2013

Victoria Street War Memorial


Across the road from Newtonhurst is the Victoria Street War Memorial on the corner with Cartwright Street surrounded by wrought iron railings. The insciption on the plinth reads:

1914 - 1919

ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS
OF VICTORIA STREET AND
DISTRICT,
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN
WHO ANSWERED THEIR
COUNTRY'S CALL.
**

UNVEILED AND DEDICATED BY
ALDERMAN TURNER MARCH 13TH 1920.

WILLOUGHBY WILDE & SONS,
HYDE.

** A full list of the names inscribed can be found at Carl's Cam.

The bronze statue of a soldier on the top is a replica, added in 2005, to replace the often vandalised original.

Newton has another War Memorial on Bennett Street.

A contribution to Friday Fences and The Weekend in Black and White.

15 comments:

  1. Why do they want to vandalise War Memorials, makes you want to vandalise them. Nice photo

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  2. The original statue stands at the top of the stairs opposite the main doors inside Hyde Town Hall.

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  3. Beautifully composed shot.

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  4. You did a great job on capturing this fenced memorial. An awesome scene.

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  5. Nice contribution and great edit!

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  6. Vandalizing a war memorial? How awful. A very great picture.

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  7. I love the depth, the layers of subjects in this. And the effect is perfection!

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  8. Beautiful scene and great edit! I like this picture!

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  9. What a fine, atmospheric photo!

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  10. Somber mood in your photo. The park seems to disappear into the mist.

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