Frodsham War Memorial, Overton Hill, Frodsham, Cheshire, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mumbo jumbo
N 53° 17.291 W 002° 43.501
30U E 518331 N 5904364
Quick Description: A sandstone obelisk war memorial dedicated to the memory of the fallen in World Wars I and II
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/31/2012 1:03:07 AM
Waymark Code: WME3VY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The obelisk stands in a prominent location on Overton Hill above the town of Frodsham in Cheshire, England. It can be seen from miles away from certain directions. The war memorial and the land were given to the people of Frodsham by local landowners to commemorate those who fell in World War I. The memorial was unveiled in 1921 by Colonel W. Bromley Davenport. The memorial was later updated to honour those who fell in World War II. The memorial is Grade II listed.

I approached the site from the nearby hotel where I was staying. It was only when I was leaving that I noticed that there is a gated entrance to a walk to the memorial with a further inscription. I was unable to stop to take photographs but Streetview reveals that it reads "Their Name Liveth For Evermore" and bears rosettes with "1914-1918" and "1939-1945". It would be great if any visitors could take photographs of the walk entrance and add them to the gallery. The gates are on Bellemonte Road at approximately N 53° 17.166 W 002° 43.373
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I World War II

In Honor Of: The men of Frodsham who gave their lives

Marker Text:
To the honour and grateful remembrance of the men of Frodsham whose names are here recorded and who gave their lives in the service of their country during the Great War 1914 – 1918 We remember also with sorrow and with pride those who followed after and trod the self same path of duty and of sacrifice 1939 - 1945

Date of dedication: 1921

Who Put it Here?: Local landowners

Description of Memorial:
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