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.

Nicholson War Memorial2

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

 

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