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Bailiff Bridge

Town or City: Halifax
County: West Yorkshire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM1312

Value of grant: £1500.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Works to hard landscape
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2006

UKNIWM reference number: 2602

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Bailiff Bridge war memorial © G Mitchell 2009Bailiff Bridge war memorial stands in the war memorial garden on Bradford Road (A641). The memorial is constituted of two parts. In memory of the Fallen was erected a 15ft high 4ft square monument of Portland stone above which stands a 35ft high flagpole. Each face has inscriptions on a central bronze panel. Alongside the monument, within the memorial Pavillion, is a stone tablet which reveals that the gardens were given in memory of victory, peace and all who served.  

The memorial has received multiple grants and the summary details of this record relate to the most recent grant.

In 2004 the London Marathon was run to raise funds for work on the Bailiff Bridge war memorial. From the sum raised War Memorials Trust passed on £2,087.74 which was used towards a restoration project on the war memorial garden; specifically the war memorial plinth.

Sir Donald Thompson memorial plaque © G Mitchell 2006In 2005 the memorial shared in the Sir Donald Thompson Memorial Grant given by the Trust to a project led by Calderdale Council to restore the memorials in their area. £7,284.70 received by the Trust in memory of its Director General following his death in March that year was given to the project, involving one of the Trust's Regional Volunteers, as Sir Donald hailed from, and had served as MP for, the area. As part of the grant a plaque was erected on the wall in front of the Pavillion in memory of Sir Donald and his work with the charity.

In 2006 an award of £1,500 was made towards the re-building of the wall upon which the plaque is displayed as it had become damaged and required re-building to ensure it complied with safety requirements.

A second grant of £1,500, also in 2006, contributed towards the cost of installing floodlights as a protective conservation project around the war memorial plinth.

The memorial was a gift to the town by local industrialist Sir William Aykroyd. Sir William alongwith his wife Lady Aykroyd and Field Marshall Sir William Robertson unveiled the monument on 2nd April 1921. The memorial and gardens were designed and laid out by Walsh and Maddock architects based in Halifax who worked with sculptor Mr Coldwell Spence of Leeds.

The tablet in the Shelter reads:

With thankfulness for Victory, for Peace
restored and for the lives of those
returned from the War in safety. This 
garden was presented to the people
of Bailiffe Bridge by
Sir William and Lady Aykroyd
of Cliffe Hill Lightcliffe
A.D. 1921


Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM1312
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 2602

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

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