24.05.2021

The existing memorial at St. Paul’s has been cleaned and looks fantastic. We hope to continue with work on site in June.

12.05.2021

The contractors have finished work at St. Paul’s Memorial Gardens for the time being. There are other items of work still to complete which are:

  • Replacing the surfacing material around the existing memorial (in the next 4-8 weeks, weather permitting)
  • Cleaning the existing memorial (in the next 4-8 weeks, weather permitting)
  • Creation of a new stone memorial with the names of those who fell in conflict in the World Wars (carried out over the Summer)
  • Tree and shrub planting (in Autumn / Winter 2021)

Here’s how the site is looking at the moment – we’ll update you again as we move forward:

30.04.2021

We’re delighted to let you know that Phase 1 of the project is now finished. Landscape Engineering have done a great job improving the pathways and access, repairing boundary walls, removing the overgrown shrubbery and installing a new stone setting around the existing memorial.

It’s wonderful to see all the hard work of the Ramsbottom War Memorial Project group and Bury Council beginning to take shape.

Phase 2 begins in June. This part of the project will involve the construction of a new War Memorial wall which will bear the names of the local fallen soldiers from both World War I and World War II.

Later in the year, the team will add new trees, shrubs and sensory planting to create a colourful and welcoming backdrop for the Memorial.

26.04.2021

It’s all looking fantastic at St. Paul’s in Ramsbottom – really starting to take shape. The contractors won’t be on site much longer…nearly there!

01.04.2021

Lots of progress on site at St.Paul’s again this week – there’s still some way to go, but great to see so much happening already.

24.03.2021

Work on site has started and the Landscape Engineering team are making great progress! It’s so wonderful to see all the hard work of the Ramsbottom War Memorial Project group and Bury Council beginning to take shape.

12.01.2021

The Ramsbottom War Memorial Project group now has a comprehensive list of all of the fallen soldiers who were born in, or lived in, Ramsbottom – and we are now moving onto the next stage of the project. The plans for the site at St. Paul’s Church can be seen below. As you can see, they include the design and construction of a new War Memorial (which will bear the names of all of the fallen soldiers), as well as pathway and access improvements and the addition of new trees, shrubs and sensory planting to create a colourful and welcoming backdrop for the Memorial. We’re hoping that work will start within the next 6-8 weeks, but we’ll keep you updated about progress.

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21.10.2021

We are really pleased to announce that we are working with Ramsbottom War Memorial Project team to design and deliver improvements to the War Memorial sited at St Paul’s Church Gardens in the centre of Ramsbottom. The group have been working very hard over the past 6 years to raise funds directly from the public and other groups in the area and have received considerable support from businesses including the Bury Lions Club, Rotary, Royal British Legion, Ramsbottom Heritage Society, The Duchy of Lancaster, local Scout and Cadet groups and many more. Thank you for your support so far. The group have also spent many hours researching the names of those who have fallen in World War 1. Hundreds of names will be engraved as part of the project – names that will not be forgotten now thanks to the project group and all that have supported them so far.

You can follow the progress of the project here or on the Ramsbottom War Memorial Project page.

The Bury Times also posted an article about the project. Take a look here: Bury Times