Longton War Memorial - Dresden, Nr Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK.
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N 52° 58.661 W 002° 08.503
30U E 557628 N 5870132
Quick Description: The Longton War Memorial is located opposite Queen's Park on the corner of Trentham Road and Queens Park Avenue in Dresden, near Longton.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/26/2018 6:26:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMY5KW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
The Longton War Memorial takes the form of a Cenotaph with dedicatory tablet and several plaques within it.
This memorial commemorates the residents of Longton and Meir who were killed or missing in World War I and World War II.

The plaques on the back wall are inscribed as follows;

'THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

AND WHEN YOU GO HOME TELL THEM OF US AND SAY
FOR THEIR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY'


'IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE
OF MEIR, LONGTON AND DISTRICT
WHO GAVE THIER LIVES DURING
THE 1914 - 1918 WAR
THE 1939 - 1945 WAR
AND ALL OTHER WARS
AND CONFLICTS SINCE.
SO THAT WE COULD BE FREE
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED IN 1984.'

The plaque on the left side wall is inscribed as follows;

'THIS CENOTAPH WAS
REDEDICATED AND UNVEILED
BY THE LORD MAYOR OF THE
CITY OF STOKE-ON-TRENT
COUNCILLOR DOUG BROWN
ON AUGUST 31ST 1997.'

The plaque on the right side wall is inscribed as follows;

'THE BUILDING OF
THIS CENOTAPH WAS
INITIATED BY
FLORENCE CARR
OF DRESDEN IN THE 1920'S'

The names of those who were killed or missing in the wars are inscribed on panels in alphabetical order. There are six panels placed on each wall.
Transcriptions of all the names commemorated with brief biographical details and photographs of the cenotaph can be found at the following link: (visit link)

The memorial is set in landscaped grounds but unfortunately locked gates prevent access to the interior. An inscription on a stone tablet above the gates reads as follows;
'THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE'

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Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
1914 - 1918 WAR 1939 - 1945 WAR AND ALL OTHER WARS


In Honor Of: In memory of all those of Meir, Longton and District who lost their lives in the wars

Marker Text:
See the long description


Date of dedication: Rededicated and unveiled 31st August 1997

Who Put it Here?: City of Stoke-on-Trent Council /Royal British Legion

Description of Memorial:
See long description


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