The Nicholson War Memorial

The Nicholson War Memorial (known locally by Leekensians as “The Monument” or “Sir Arthur’s Wristwatch”) was built and presented to the town by Sir Arthur Nicholson and his wife Lady Marianne Nicholson to commemorate the death of their son Lieutenant Basil Lee Nicholson (who was killed in action at Ypres, Belgium, in 1915, at the age of 24) and the fallen from the First World War.

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It was unveiled in 1925 four years before Sir Arthur’s death in 1929. It now stands tribute to the fallen of Leek and the surrounding area from both World Wars.

The memorial was certainly unusual at the time it was built having been paid for by a private individual and not by public donations as most other war memorials generally were at the time. At 90 feet high and with four clock faces, it is one of the largest memorials in the country.

Opening Details

For more information please  contact the Leek Town Council Clerk, Mrs Julie Taylor:
tel:01538 381271
email: julie.taylor@leektowncouncil.co.uk
web: www.nicholsonmemorial.org.uk/

Town Council Office opening times are from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

The Nicholson War Memorial is located at the junction of Ashbourne Road and Derby Street

 

Upcoming Events
Jun
29
Sat
10:00 am David Hunt & Friends @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
David Hunt & Friends @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm
David Hunt & Friends @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom
An exhibition of works by award-winning Staffordshire artists David Hunt, Jonathan Walker, John Broadhurst, Anita Hill, photographer Chris Hunt, and sculptors Rachael Talbot and Carl Longworth. David, whose work is inspired by powerful reactions to[...]
Jul
24
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Enjoy the bustle and atmosphere of Leek’s traditional markets; shop for bargains at the general weekly outdoor market each Wednesday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jul
26
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jul
27
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Jul 27 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Antique & Collectors Market (Archer Fairs Ltd) – held outdoors every Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jul
31
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Enjoy the bustle and atmosphere of Leek’s traditional markets; shop for bargains at the general weekly outdoor market each Wednesday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Aug
2
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Aug
3
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Aug 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Antique & Collectors Market (Archer Fairs Ltd) – held outdoors every Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint