Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance 1926
Title Garden of Remembrance
Date 1926
Location Rawdon
Photo ID D046
Comment The Garden of Remembrance is at the junction of Over Lane and Leeds Road, Heaton Naylor donated the land and the garden was created in 1926.

The cost of £600 was raised by public subscription.
The central feature is a stone memorial cross which has the names of 110 men and women who died in the two World Wars.
A notice on the left reminds people to “Wear a Flanders Poppy” in honour of the fallen.
A smaller notice on the railings gives details of the opening ceremony.

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The Garden of Remembrance and War Memorial are at the corner of Micklefield Road and Leeds Road, it was laid out in 1926.

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The memorial cross surrounded by floral tributes, a little girl is looking at them and has a hand up to her face — a salute or tears?

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Tinted postcard view of the Garden of Remembrance on New Road Side.
The card was sent to Miss Hilda Thompson of Bingley, the message reads “Dear H, just a card to show you one of my favourite places in Rawdon, this is where I spend a lot of mornings, love Edith. Excuse writing”
The card was printed for Fred Hardaker, Popular Stores, Rawdon.

Previous Comments:

valryan85a
Used to march here on Remembrance Day with my Brownie Pack. We were Rawdon Brownies and we met in a little hut in the wood we called ‘Brownies Wood’ which was in Crowtrees at the bottom of the allotments that ran from the end of Larkfield Drive down to Crowtrees that was then a convalescent home. That was in 1950s and the wood and stone edged pathways ran through the woods which were full of bluebells in spring. I played for hours there with friends when I lived in Larkfield Avenue. VAL RYAN (Valerie Hoare)
06 July 2016.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 21 April 2021.
Last updated: 21 April 2021.

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