Tribute is back on display

24 Nov 2021 11:51
Published by: Scott Callan

A PRESTWICH memorial to those who served in the First Word War is back on display at the town's library.

For many years the Roll of Honour was located at the Longfield Suite, but it was taken into storage following the closure of the centre.

It will now be displayed in the heritage museum upstairs in Prestwich Library.

The framed and glazed memorial is in three panels, its coloured decorations featuring the arms of Prestwich and the Allied powers.

There are 1,536 names on the Roll of Honour, with the names of the dead coloured in red and starred with the date they fell, and the names of the missing in blue.

The inscription says: "The following are the names of the residents who at the call of duty joined His Majesty's Army in defence of their King and Country to uphold the cause of freedom in the European War 1914-18."

Tom Gribben, chairman of Prestwich Remembers, said: "I'm pleased to see the Roll of Honour back in Prestwich and that people can pay their respects before it again."

Students from The Heys School in Prestwich were also at the unveiling, and two of their head prefects laid wreaths at the Prestwich Remembrance service.

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