War Memorial Heywood
The Heywood War Memorial was unveiled on the 22nd August 1925.
A statue representing Peace, sculpted by Walter Marsden, stands in front of the cenotaph with bowed head and bearing a laurel wreath
Heywood's New Memorial Wall
Dedication of Heywood's New memorial Wall 26 September 2009
The new memorial is in recognition of servicemen and women who died in conflicts since the Second World War.
For many years local families and the Royal British Legion have campaigned for a permanent memorial and it is believed that Heywood’s will be the first in the country dedicated to those in the armed forces who have died in service since World War II.
The arc-shaped granite memorial imported from China has been designed to sit alongside the existing Grade II-listed memorial which was first unveiled in 1925.
The design enables the continuation of the messages from the existing structure, which is surrounded by names on all sides. There will be three crests on the front of both end faces representing the Navy, the Army, Royal Air Force, Merchant Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Heywood town crest.
The memorial will include the words: "Dedicated to the men and women of the armed forces who lost their lives in the service of their country since World War II. In near and far off lands they paid the supreme sacrifice. We will remember them."
- Text: Fedor de Vries & Alan McCarthy
- Photos: David Dixon
Address and contactinformation
- Church Street
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- Commonwealth War Graves Bury
- Commonwealth War Graves Hollinwood Cemetery
- Commonwealth War Graves Rochdale