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CARLISLE CENOTAPH WAR MEMORIALS

Detailed information for World War 1 & 2
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

The Carlisle City Centre Cenotaph is to be found in the City Centre, Carlisle and takes the form of a granite cenotaph mounted on a baee with a dedicatory plaque and a bronze cross. This commemorates the men who died in World War 2 and was dedicated and unveiled by the Bishop of Carlisle 16th November 1990; The masons were Messrs. John Fyfe, the designer Mr david Andrew Walmsley, the builders were Laing Stonemasonry Ltd, the mason Cubby Construction Ltd and the foundry Porter Engineering.

The original Cenotaph is to be found in Rickerby Park, Carlisle, Cumbria and takes the form of a granite cenotaph, the granite talen from Shap Fell, which holds the county, town and Regimental crests at the base and a wreath at the top; the whole stands on a raised platform. It was unveiled by the Earl of Lonsdale 25th May 1922; the architect was Sir Robert Lorimer. There are no names listed on the memorial. It commemorates the men who fell in World War 1.

The small city centre cenotaph is attended by many each year whereas the Rickerby Park Cenotaph receives only a couple of people paying their respects at 11am on Remembrance Day.

Photographs Copyright © Paul Goodwin 2009

IN MEMORY OF THOSE OF
THE CITY OF CARLISLE
WHO FELL IN THE CAUSE OF
FREEDOM AND PEACE

LEST WE FORGET

The old cenotaph photograph copyright © Kieron Graham 2009
The old cenotaph unveiling 25 May 1922
Frfom an old postcard

Last updated 4 March, 2014

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