Raikes Parade Methodist Church Memorials

A memorial plaque, commemorating parishioners lost in World War 1, was discovered in 2008, in a scrap yard in Kirby Lonsdale.

Unpolished First World War brass memorial plaque

It has been refurbished and is currently located in South Shore Community Methodist Church.

Refurbished First World War brass memorial plaque on a table covered in a blue cloth in Highfield Road Methodist Church

On restoration, the inscription and names were filled with black wax. The inscription reads: 'To the glory of God and in loving memory of the men of this church who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1919. Greater love hath no man than this.'

The names on the plaque are as follows: BLEZARD, Thomas, DAVIES, Alan, FOTHERGILL, R Cyril, HARRISON, Frank Valentine, LEES, William H, LITTLEMORE, Thomas, NOBLE, William Richard, WHALLEY, Norman

The church also contained a wooden WWII memorial table which is currently located in Highfield Methodist Church. An inscription is carved into the large front centre panel: '1939 IN REMEMBRANCE 1945'.

Wooden Second World War memorial table
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