Bourne (Odd Fellows')/ Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows - Brothers of the Loyal Bourne Lodge
Town or City: Boscombe
WMT Reference Number: WM2990
Value of grant: £75.00
Type of memorial: Non-Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
UKNIWM reference number: 000000
Bourne Lodge war memorial was previously located in Oddfellows Hall, Boscombe, before the hall was demolished in 1987. It was then held in storage until 2010 when it was relocated to the nearby St Andrew’s Church on Florence Road. The memorial is a wooden board with the insignia of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows. The board contains the names of those from Bourne Lodge who lost their lives during the First World War as well as a dedication to those who served in the Second World War.
In 2009, a grant of £75.00 was offered through the Small Grants Scheme toward repair works. These works were necessary as elements of the memorial had become loose or detached and the surface was stained and discoloured. Any loose mouldings and steel screws were dismantled, and these were re-fixed with brass screws. A waterproof adhesive was then used to repair split joints and the board was cleaned using gentle abrasive methods, such as sanding, and finished with an appropriate wax.
The memorial was constructed by the joiner-caretaker of the Loyal Bourne Lodge of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows in the 1920s. A rededication service was held on the 10th August 2010 conducted by the Reverend Bob Leigh and attended by members of the Loyal Brownsea Lodge of Oddfellows.
The head of the plaque bears the inscription:
Below this is the epigraph:
“Look not with sorrow, but with pride,
and may we nobly live, as they have died.”
Framing the Coat of Arms is the inscription:
“Roll of honour
brothers of the Loyal Bourne Lodge
who gave their lives
in the Great War
Under which are inscribed the names of thirty-five men commemorated.
The addition below the main panel bears the epitaph:
“Also in honoured memory of those members
who fell during the 1939 – 1945 War”
War Memorials Trust reference WM2990
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 000000
War Memorials Online: 135908
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