Sunday, February 01, 2009

Kirklees War Memorials

Kirklees War Memorials: "The individual web pages for the respective War Memorials within Kirklees Metropolitan Council are the sites that the Council are responsible for in relation to their upkeep and maintenance.

This responsibility was devolved to Local Government from Central Government in the early 1980s and as such the Council have been carrying out this responsibility ever since.

The 39 Memorials to date include brief descriptions, which may eventually be described in more detail, in addition to the ones, at Golcar, and Thornhill.

The Council would welcome any additional information with regards to the designers, the builders, dedication services / opening ceremonies and by whom, dates and press coverage etc.

The information detailed to date includes the names of all the men and women who lost their lives, and in some cases acknowledge that they served for His Majesty the King and more recently Her Majesty the Queen.

By following the instructions it is possible to locate any name from the ‘Search’ facility or alternatively if the person is known on a certain Memorial this can be accessed directly following the relevant directions.

In addition to these 39 there are the Plaques and Memorials in the respective Town Halls, Batley, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury and Huddersfield and Libraries again the responsibility of the Council.

There are a very large number, estimated to be in the region of another 200 sites where Plaques and Memorials exist, in Schools, Churches and Chapels, Colleges, Village Halls, Public Houses, Post Offices, Police Stations, Drill Halls, Sports Grounds and Working Men’s Clubs. "


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