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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9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
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9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
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8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
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‘Couch to 5K’ @ Brough Park
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Get off the couch and start to get fit or fitter through running, jogging or even walking within the pleasant, traffic free parkland of Brough Park. The aim is to transform you from couch potato[...]
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jan 6 2018 @ 9:00 am – Jan 1 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market. Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
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10:00 am Birds of a Feather @ The Nicholson Art Gallery
Birds of a Feather @ The Nicholson Art Gallery
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm
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An exhibition of photographs and memorabilia from the archive of the 2nd Leek Scout Group to commemorate their 100 years of Scouting. From the early days of the group to some wonderful images from the[...]
Jan
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9:00 am Leek Fine Food Market @ Leek Market Place
Leek Fine Food Market @ Leek Market Place
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm
Leek Fine Food Market @ Leek Market Place | Leek | England | United Kingdom
Held every third Saturday of the month, Home made pies and cakes, local cheeses, speciality preserves, aromatic artisan bread and locally produced ice cream, locally farmed meats, honey and much more beside. Why not indulge in[...]
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9:00 am Sunday Supplement Market @ Leek
Sunday Supplement Market @ Leek
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9:00 am Leek Fine Food Market @ Leek Market Place
Leek Fine Food Market @ Leek Market Place
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Leek Fine Food Market @ Leek Market Place | Leek | England | United Kingdom
Held every third Saturday of the month, Home made pies and cakes, local cheeses, speciality preserves, aromatic artisan bread and locally produced ice cream, locally farmed meats, honey and much more beside. Why not indulge in[...]