Project News

 

May 2021

Phase 1 of the work, the refurbishment of the Memorial Gardens is now complete. Phase 2 the installation of the stone plinths and engraving of the names on site, to commence late May early June, weather permitting.

 

March 2021

Building Work Commences on Memorial Gardens

Work has now commenced on the initial refurbishments of the Memorial Gardens before the additions of the plinths and engravings of the names around the War Memorial are done.

 

Pictures of this work and progress being made can be found  by clicking Here

 

December 2020

Planning Permission Granted

We have now been granted planning permission by Bury Council. The news came to us on Christmas Eve.

The full list of WW1 and WW2 names to be engraved on the new memorial can found below.

Due to the current situation regarding the pandemic, we are unable to say when work will be started.

We will keep posting updates on our web site and also our Facebook page.

 

List of  WW1 Names to be engraved List of  WW2 Names to be engraved

 

In order to qualify for listing on the new war memorial, a casualty must meet the following criteria. This criteria has been adopted to avoid duplication where a casualty is named on more than one Civic memorial.

 

Church, factory, school and other such like non Civic memorials often duplicate names so a person could be named at his school, church and place of work. There are other names which are not from our town at all and where probably inserted by relatives, workmates or parishioners.

The criteria adopted is;

‘’To be included on the new war memorial the person must have been resident in the Ramsbottom Urban District at the time of enlistment’’.

 

The listing as shown on the website is not necessarily the final list and I would urge you to scrutinise them so that you can be sure that your loved one is not missed off.

 

The scrolling listing includes those who have a contact with Ramsbottom i.e  a person was born here but moved to Burnley and enlisted there. This person would not be included as they were not a resident. The responsibility is for Burnley to acknowledge his sacrifice.

 

No listing of this nature is ever complete so if you believe that your relative should be on the new memorial, please contact us with the service details and any other information that you have.

 

 

January 2018

New Year Cheer for Ramsbottom War Memorial Project as Fund Raising Target is Achieved

 

With the fund now standing at £50,600 the team are now starting the design stages with the help of and architect and Rawson's Monumental Masons in Bury. It is planned that the new memorial, which will be engraved with the names of the fallen from Ramsbottom and surrounding villages, will be in place before this year's annual Remembrance Sunday Parade, the centenary of the end of WW1.

A list of names that are eligible to be engraved on the new memorial can be found at the Rose & Crown, Carr St., Ramsbottom, also at Ramsbottom Royal British Legion and Ramsbottom Library.

The team will also be holding information events at local supermarkets over the coming weeks so that the public can view the names and ask questions.

Fundraising will continue for a short while to enable a contingency fund to be put in place and also allow the web site to continue functioning for years to come.

Thank you to every one who has supported us in any way.

 

28th September 2017 - Total Now Raised is:

£43,900

Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far

Just over £6K to go

 

5th September 2017 - Total Raised So Far

We have now raised a total of £40,200

Thank you to everyone who has donated or supported us in any way so far.

We need to raise £50,000 in total so we are well on our way.

Your continued support is needed if we are to achieve our goal

 

  We are very pleased to be able to offer these hand-made Military Crosses which can be engraved with the details of your family member or loved one.
A lovely item of remembrance and keepsake.

Order now in readiness for November
 
  Remembrance Cross
Please go to our Donate page to order
 

 

Grand Raffle December 9th 2016 Winning Tickets

1st - 629

2nd - 440

3rd - 123

4th - 177

5th - 191

6th - 652

7th - 109

8th - 955

9th - 965

10th - 100

11th - 468

 

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets or donated prizes.

 

21st November 2016 - Total Raised So Far

We have now raised a total of £29,556

Thank you to everyone who has donated or supported us in any way so far.

We need to raise £50,000 in total so we are well on our way.

Your continued support is needed if we are to achieve our goal by the end of the WW1 Centenary Commemorations.

 

9th November 2016 St Paul's Ramsbottom Ladies Group Donation

 

St Paul's Church Ladies Donation

 

1st October 2016 Soroptomists International of Ramsbottom Donation

 

Soroptomists Donation

 

14th June 2016 ISM Recycling Ramsbottom awarded Gold Patron Status

 

ISM Award

 

May 30th 2016 - Parachute Regiment Association presented with certificate after donation to the War Memorial Project

 

Paracute Regiment Ass

 

May 2016 - Carolyn Storey's Grandfather, Jack, receives Gold Patron Award after Carolyn's London Marathon Run for the War Memorial  Project

 

Jack Storey

 

November 21st  2015 - 9th Ramsbottom St Philips Scout Group are awarded Silver Patron Status

9th Ramsbottom St Philips Scout Group
Martin Wiggam  presenting Scouts from 9th Ramsbottom St Philips Scout Group with the Silver Patron Award for their bag packing fund raising efforts for Ramsbottom War Memorial Project

October 14th 2015 - Peel Lions Ramsbottom & Tottington are Awarded Gold Patron Status

Peel Lions Gold Patron Award
Lion President Sean Hill receiving Gold Patron Award from Project Chairman Colin Grundy

17th November 2014 - Holcombe Brook Co-Op Donate £1,098.31
Holcombe Brook Co-Op have donated £1,098.31 towards the Ramsbottom War Memorial Project. This money was raised by raffles in the store. Picture below shows from left to right RBL Standard Bearer, Mr P Evans, Johnny Radcliffe (Co-Op Customer Team Member), Mr A Whittaker (Co-Op Customer Team Member), Mr M Wiggam (Project Treasurer), Amanda Marshall  (Co-Op Store Manager) and Mr G Pemberton (RBL Standard Bearer)

Holcombe Brook Co-Op Donation Presentation


4th August 2014
WW1 Centenary Commemoration at Ramsbottom Cenotaph, 12 noon Friday 6th June, when all 411 names of those townsfolk killed during WW1 were read out. Over 300  people in attendance.
WW1 Centenary WW1 Centenary
WW1 Centenary WW1 Centenary
WW1 Commemoration WW1 Commemoration 
WW1 Commemoration  WW1 Commemoration 
WW1 Commemoration  WW1 Commemoration 
WW1 Commemoration  Pictures by kind permission of Mr P. Cryer


28th June 2014
We attended a WW1 exhibition at St Stephen's Church Elton, Bury. Promoting our cause, exhibiting our web site and selling our 'Tommy Atkins' Badges.
St Stephens Event
Our exhibition at St Stephens WW1 Event in Elton
St Stephens Event  

6th June 2014

D-Day Commemoration at Ramsbottom Cenotaph, 12 noon Friday 6th June, when all 64 names of those townsfolk killed during WW2 were read out. Over 200  people in attendance.

D-Day Parade D-Day Readers
Readers of the WW2 Casualties Names
D-Day Parade 


September 2013

Ramsbottom Heritage Society donate £1,075 raised from the sales of their War Weekend Newsletter. Photo of presentation of the cheque to the War Memorial Project will appear here shortly.

Winner of the Beauty Treatment Raffle Prize donated by 'My Treat' is Mrs C Ashworth ticket number 386-390. Thank you to everyone for your support.


24th April 2013 - Peel Lions Donate £1000

Peel Lions - Ramsbottom and Tottington have donated £1000 towards the Ramsbottom War Memorial Project. Picture below shows from left to right Mr.G. Briggs fundraiser, The President of Peel Lions Mr Tony Hodkin, Mr C. Grundy Chairman of The War Memorial Project and Mr P Evans fundraiser.

Peel Lions Donate £1000


March 8th 2013 -
''Listed Building Consent'' has been granted by Bury Council.