Darwen Church War Memorial Project
Darwen has over twenty Christian churches giving witness and places to which the people from town could join in worship over the last 400 years. Every one has a War Memorial to church members who died in war.
The Imperial War Museum discovered that many hundreds of church memorials existed in the United Kingdom but it did not in fact have a record of photographs. The museum asked local communities to record them and send them as a permanent record of the variety and types of commemoration.
In Darwen a small group undertook the task with the generous help and support from Darwen Camera Club, Blackburn with Darwen Library and Information Services and the Lloyd Trust to record all the Memorials and donate a set of framed photographs to the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen. Copies of the information on CD ROM would be sent to the Imperial War Museums in both London and Manchester.
The photographs record the many men and woman who died in the two major conflicts and stand as a permanent reminder of the vast sacrifice they gave. Many of listed worked and lived in the town it is hoped that the resource will help relatives and researchers in discovering the wealth of information recorded in the churches.
The project will evolve and eventually will provide more detail on each memorial and the individuals listed on them.
To contact the administrator of the project: John East, click here email@example.com
The Darwen Memorials
Darwen Camera Club
Blackburn and Darwen Rolls of Honour
War-time Blackburn and Darwen
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