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
Feb
16
Sat
10:00 am Through the Eyes of a Child @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Through the Eyes of a Child @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm
Through the Eyes of a Child @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom
An exciting and interactive new touring exhibition from the Staffordshire Museum Service is coming to the Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery. From work and play to school and times of need, the exhibition explores the[...]
Apr
24
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Apr 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
Apr 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
10:30 am Easter at The Nicholson @ Leek Library
Easter at The Nicholson @ Leek Library
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Easter at The Nicholson @ Leek Library | England | United Kingdom
Running alongside the Museum’s ‘Through the eyes of a Child’ exhibition, there will be story telling and Easter Crafts. Free but please book your child’s place to avoid disappointment. Biscuits and juice provided. Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Apr
25
Thu
10:00 am Fun Day @ Bridge End Garden Centre
Fun Day @ Bridge End Garden Centre
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fun Day @ Bridge End Garden Centre | England | United Kingdom
Annual Funday . Come and see Carrie with her mini beasts, meet the Majestic Owls, crafts, games, face painting and a Bouncy Castle to entertain the Children. Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Apr
26
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Apr
27
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Apr 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
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
May
1
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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