Unveiling of the Nicholson War Memorial, Leek

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Date:20th of August 1925

Description:The memorial tablet has just been unveiled from behind the Union Jack by Lieutenant General Sir Charles Harrington, GBE, KCB, DSO (GOC Northern Command), and dedicated by the Bishop of Stafford. Sir Arthur Nicholson (with the white moustache) and his wife Lady Nicholson presented the memorial to the town in memory of their son Lieutenant Basil Lee Nicholson and all other local men who died fighting in the First World War. The architects Thomas Worthington & Sons of Manchester designed the 90 feet high memorial, which was built from Portland Stone.

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