Weʼve raised £45 to raise funding for a WW1 memorial at Sowerby Bridge station for the local Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway employees who did not return.
- Sowerby Bridge, UK
- Funded on Monday, 1st October 2018
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Sowerby Bridge station is on the Calder Valley line, the slow but scenic route between Manchester Victoria and Leeds, via Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Bradford. It was built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, passing into the LNER, then British Rail[ways] Eastern, and today is part of the Arriva Rail Northern Franchise.
The eleventh of November 2018 marks the passing of a hundred years since the end of the First World War. Many lost their lives for the cause and throughout Calderdale, West Yorkshire are commemorated on war memorials, but even today, more are emerging who have not been acknowledged.
The Friends of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station are in the process of commissioning a wall plaque to record the names of the local men of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company who sacrificed their lives. The plaque will be sited on the station, and will be cast in bronze to be a lasting tribute to those who gave their lives for us today.
It is the intention that the plaque will be formally unveiled at the station on Remembrance Sunday, 11th November, 2018 to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the end of the War.
We ask you to support us in this project by making a contribution towards the total costs involved which are anticipated of being in excess of £4,000.00, but this does include production of the plaque.
Please give what you can afford, to support this worthy cause.
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Excellent effort old chap
Apr 20, 2018
Saw your post and BROS's Facebook page and coming from a military family; and being a railwayman myself a donation is rightly justified. All the best for this mate, a worthy cause.
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