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War Memorial #824 ~ All Saints - Wigan

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Hidden : 07/29/2019
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


This is a Grade II* listed War Memorial.

It was made in 1925, by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Portland stone with bronze plaques. Eleanor Cross type.

Octagonal 3-stage plinth, the centre and upper stages surrounded by rectangular bronze plaques with names of the fallen in raised lettering, and the upper stage with re-entrants on the south and north sides, the south lettered: REMEMBER THE MEN OF WIGAN WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES TO THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945 and also FALKLANDS WAR 1982. High octagonal pillar with panelled sides, triangular shafts to the corners carried up to wreath-bearing figures between the windows of an elaborately and delicately traceried lantern with a corona and apex cross.

Curved triangular memorial garden surrounded by dwarf walls with chamfered coping and dwarf quatrefoiled iron railings; entrances at corners flanked by lamp standards on octagonal plinths. Forms group with Church of All Saints. 

The north side has a wise saying comprising 8 words on the first line and 7 words on the second line.

The cache can be found at N53 32.87A  W002 38.01B

A = The number of letters in the 7th word + 8th word on the first line.

B = The number of letters in the 3rd word + 4th word on the second line.


There is a web page for the series and a facebook page, just search War Memorial Geocaching.
If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Just-Us-Two know first at' rel='nofollow noopener noreferral' target='_blank' > so they can keep track of the memorial numbers and names to avoid any duplication.

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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