Stoke memorial gates

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The Stoke memorial gates includes plaques with names of those who died in the First and Second World Wars.

The memorial was unveiled at the entrance to the Marsden Recreational Ground by the Bishop of Nelson  in 1924.

The gates were designed by Messrs. Houlker and Rix- Trott; the ironwork was carried out by Mr. W. B. Heath, and the masonry by Mr. Vass. The grounds were laid out on plans prepared by Mr. W. C. Hyde, of the Horticulture Division. See Evening Post, 5 June 1924, p11 (PapersPast) - note this source mistakenly names the mason as 'Vares' rather than 'Vass' (see community contribution below).

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2 comments have been posted about Stoke memorial gates

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Angela Parker (née Vass)

Posted: 23 May 2016

It wrongly states the masonry was done by Mr Vares. This should read Mr Vass. I have the plans for this memorial,as Mr Vass was my grandfather.

Angela Parker

Posted: 31 Mar 2016

How do I find out who built this memorial?