Riverside War Memorial Gardens – Ilkley, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 55.661 W 001° 49.412
30U E 577248 N 5976116
Quick Description: These riverside gardens were opened in 1953 as a memorial for all citizens of Ilkley that died in the Second World War.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/30/2012 1:53:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMEB4F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel
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Long Description:
There is a small pedestrian entrance to the gardens at the southern end of Middleton Road Bridge.

At the bottom of some steps leading from the gates is a boulder with an attached metal plaque.

The entrance has some metal gates with stone gate posts. The gate posts are topped with two date stones. The left hand one has a date of 1939 and the right hand one 1945.

The memorial was unveiled by Lt. Gen. Sir Philip M Balfour.

The gardens themselves are next to the River Wharfe and are laid out as park land, with paths through the park and alongside the river.

The co-ordinates are taken at the garden memorial gates rather than the memorial itself.

The gardens and memorial are number 28662 in the United Kingdom Inventory of War Memorials. http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.28662/fromUkniwmSearch/1

The text on the plaque is as follows...
THESE GROUNDS WERE
PROVIDED BY PUBLIC
SUBSCRIPTION IN MEMORY
OF THE
ILKLEY RESIDENTS
WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939-1945

Date of Dedication: 4/1/1953

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Entrance to Riverside Gardens from Middleton Road

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
Riverside Gardens
Middleton Road
Ilkley, Yorkshire United Kingdom


Commemoration: The Citizens of Ilkley who died in World War II

Access times: Not listed

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