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Pole Bank 1910 ----------------------------------------------------------Town Hall 1937 --------------------------------------------- Cenotaph 1990

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

War Hill Cross

This photograph © Frank Bennett first appeared on the Images of England site and is republished here with permission.

Date Photographed: 21st August 2000.
SJ 99 NE LONGDENDALE WAR HILL 4/87 Cross - G.V. II Cross. Medieval in origin but heavily restored in 1760 and 1897. Ashlar. Stepped circular ashlar plinth inscirbed "Restored in commemoration of the sixtieth year of the reign of Queen Victoria 1897". Octagonal shaft on moulded base has foliated capital and supports a cubical sundial with 3 copper faces. The front face is inscribed "hora pars vitae", the rear "and watch and pray time hastes away when time is done eternity comes on".
See my own photograph from 2009 and more information on Hyde Daily Photo Vol.1.

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