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
Nov
17
Sat
10:00 am Christmas at the Nicholson @ Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Christmas at the Nicholson @ Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm
Christmas at the Nicholson @ Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom
Join us for a winter wonderland Christmas. Gifts for all the family at great prices. Father Christmas will be visiting us on Saturday 15th December. Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Dec
12
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec
14
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Dec
15
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Dec 15 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Antique & Collectors Market (Archer Fairs Ltd) – held outdoors every Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek Farmers & Craft Market @ Leek Market Place
Leek Farmers & Craft Market @ Leek Market Place
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Leek Farmers & Craft Market @ Leek Market Place | Leek | England | United Kingdom
Leek Farmers’ Market in conjunction with Archer Fairs popular Vintage, Collectable and Craft stalls fills Leek Market Place with some of the finest local food and drink available. With a mix of food & drink[...]
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Dec
16
Sun
10:30 am Christmas Supplement Market @ Leek Town Centre
Christmas Supplement Market @ Leek Town Centre
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Christmas Supplement Market @ Leek Town Centre | England | United Kingdom
An extra Sunday Supplement just for Christmas on the 16th December. Perfect Christmas Gift shopping from Totally Locally Leek’s independent shops for thoughtful gifts with character and style supplemented by the artisan market with over[...]
Dec
19
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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