Search for missing Great War rolls of honour in Darwen

Search for missing Great War rolls of honour in Darwen

Search for missing Great War rolls of honour in Darwen

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

AN appeal has been launched to trace two wooden rolls of honour made during the First World War.

According to the Darwen Weekly Advertiser of July 27, 1917, the rolls were made by the Hoddlesden Liberal and Conservative Clubs.

But villager Mary Peacock said there was no trace of either memorial and she wanted anyone who knew of their whereabouts to come forward. She said: “I have asked everywhere and nobody knows where they could be.

“They might be in someone’s house and they have forgotten about them.

“I want to try to get hold of them if they are available as they are important historically and they must be lovely to look at.

“It is a shame to think of them sat somewhere covered in dust.”

The newspaper clipping from the time reads: “Rolls of honour have been prepared by the Hoddlesden Liberal and Conservative Clubs respectively, placing on permanent record the names of their members who are serving their country in the great war.

“The rolls are produced in nine tints and gold with special inscription and names illuminated by hand.

“The outside sizes of the rich oak frames are 28 inches by 23 inches.”

If anyone has information into the whereabouts of either memorial, contact Darwen reporter Dan Clough on 01254 298212 or email daniel.clough@nqnw.co.uk

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