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ArtistMaker: not known
TitleOfWork: Thurnscoe War Memorial
DescriptionOfPhoto: View of memorial
DateOfCreation: not known
Dimensions: 625cm high x 58cm square (at the pedestal)
Medium: limestone, bronze & brass plaques
Location: Thurnscoe Park. (SE 445405)
AtoZReference: p.29 2E
Postcode: S63 054
Street: High Street
TownOrVillage: Thurnscoe
AreaInTown: Thurnscoe Park
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Sheffield Hallam University
ImageCopyright: Dave Ball
AccessionNumber: b050b
Description: 3 limestone steps on a concrete base. On these stands a plinth above which is a sandstone pedestal with a plain square capital. The statue of a soldier advancing across uneven ground and holding a rifle across his chest has been carved from limestone and set on top of the pedestal. There is a cap on the soldier's head. A large brass panel on the front of the pedestal shows a winged, wreathed, figure holding a sword with its point to the ground in her right hand and a wreath aloft in her left. The memorial is set in a paved area towards one end of the Park.

Signature: On the bottom left of the panel showing the angel: IS / 1924 (or possibly 1994)

Inscriptions: On the capital of the pedestal: THE / GREAT / WAR
and also: 1914 / 1918
On a plaque on the front of the plinth: ERECTED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY / AND IN RCOGNITION OF / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / MADE BY THE ABOVE NAMED / PERSONS OF THIS PARISH
On one side of the pedestal: LEST WE FORGET
On a plaque on the other side of the pedestal: We will remember them
On the rear of the plinth : THE ABOVE ALSO MADE / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN THE WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945
Lists of the names of the dead appear on the sides and rear of the monument: WW1: 76; WW2: 59; Falklands: 1 name.

Commission: Money raised by public subscription.

Comment: Restored 1995 at the cost of 7,000 (the money raised by public subscription) by Barnsley MBC.
According to an old Parish magazine there was originally a cannon standing next to the memorial (its whereabouts are now not known)

References: [1] IWM # 28132
[2] 'Legion', May/June 1995. The magazine of the British Legion.

Diemsnions: memorial sandstone, limestone, brass and bronze 625cm high x 58cm square (pedestal)
pedestal sandstone, brass and bronze 169cm high x 58cm square
angel panel brass 158cm high x 48cm wide
plinth sandstone 90cm high


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