We have just received an email that the Central Mission Memorial is in danger of being lost when the building is demolished to make way for the new Media School (Oasis Acadamy/Hope High).
The gentleman who has made contact wrote:
As far as I understand, there are no plans to save this as it was decided that it was heavy and might be damaged in the process. Ithink that it would be sad to see this destroyed as it is specific to the menfrom the Missionwho were lost between 1914 and 1918.
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Post by Hawker Hurricane on Oct 3, 2010 23:46:51 GMT
That is certainly a fitting and beautiful memorial and it would be a crime (against decency at the very least) for it to be allowed to be destroyed. I'm sure it could be safely removed and relocated to a safe home. Surely it could be incorporated into the new building on the same site, as part of the site's heritage and history. Can the Imperial War Museum or Salford City Council's Museum not help or advise on safe removal and conservation?
Jim 'Hawker Hurricane' Robinson Professional Local Historian and Genealogist, RNLI Governor and SWARM Admin and Vice-chair (a.k.a. Tea-Boy)!!
hiya garry this memorial should be easy enough to remove without damaging it,it appears to be made of marble and fixed to a painted brick wall,that means there are no hidden fixings,the fixings should be located in the inner part,above+below the names
Hi Gary, I agree with Mack definitely Marble. I would say it is attached to the wall in several pieces , I recently removed some large Alabaster panels from an old theater in Portsmouth. These were held on using thick copper wire set into the stone and at right angles into the wall maybe something similar with yours . I also know an old stone mason down here who has worked on war memorials, I could show him the picture if you need some specialist advice.