WWI Memorial Bench – St. Mary de Ballaugh Churchyard - Ballaugh, Isle of Man
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm
N 54° 18.822 W 004° 32.750
30U E 399438 N 6019526
Quick Description: This bench with its artistic silhouette backrest can be found in St. Mary de Ballaugh Churchyard.
Location: Isle of Man
Date Posted: 5/22/2021 2:16:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM14965
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
This bench with its artistic silhouette backrest can be found in St. Mary de Ballaugh Churchyard.

The bench is made of steel which is painted black and has a wooden slatted seat. The backrest features a representation the leaning gateposts of the old St. Mary de Ballaugh Church which can be found in The Cronk. Between the gateposts is a British Soldier, dress in the uniform of WWI with his head bowed towards a simple cross grave marker.

To the left of the gateposts is a ploughman with single horse pulling a plough which represents the agricultural basis of the Parish of Ballaugh which does not have a strong fishing or maritime tradition.

Below the ploughman is a rectangular metal plaque with the following inscription:
“Presented by Ballaugh Commissioner in November 2018
On behalf of the parishioners of Ballaugh Parish in remembrance of those who fought for their country.
Lest we forget’

"WW1 Bench Seat
Our WW1 design is made from 6mm thick laser cut steel then crafted by hand and made into a bench seat on our OE frame at a standard length of 1600mm, the design incorporates the image of soldiers, crosses and poppies.

Fabricated all from steel, hot dipped galvanized for weather and corrosion protection, then painted in 2 pack acrylic paint in colour of choice. They all come with our 25-year UK guarantee.

Length: 1600mm Height: 970mm Width: 640mm"
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Title of Piece: Unknown

Artist: Unknown

Material/Media: Steel and Wood

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): St. Mary de Ballaugh Churchyard

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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