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Town or City: Harrington
County: Cumbria
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM2563

Value of grant: £200.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Relocation
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 1999

UKNIWM reference number: 4038

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Harrington war memorial © S Manger 2009Harrington war memorial pillar originally stood in the Municipal cemetery but was moved in 2000. The new site is next to St Mary's Church. The pillar is made of Aberdeen White Granite.

Local community representatives sought to move the memorial because the site upon which it had been erected in 1925 was suffering from erosion. In addition in the years since it was erected the area around the memorial had filled with graves and headstones which made gathering around the memorial for Remembrance awkward. These location problems also made access difficult for the elderly, disabled or young children.

After a long campaign the memorial was moved to its new site. During the move a time capsule was placed in the memorial. War Memorials Trust contributed £200.00 to the cost of re-siting the memorial.

Harrington war memorial © S Manger 2009The inscription on the memorial reads:

Erected in grateful memory
of the men of this Parish
who sacrificed their lives
in the Great War
1914 - 1918

War 1939 - 1945

Erected 1925 Re-sited here 2001

Re-dedicated by
The Bishop of Carlisle
The Right Reverend Graham Dow
12th June 2001.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM2563
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 4038

Formerly OWM54

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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