St Laurence Church

Church Rd, Frodsham WA6 7DU. Phone 01928 733378

"A place of worship, prayer and fellowship."

St Laurence Frodsham

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History
The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

St Laurence Church Memorial
One such memorial was raised at St Laurence’s Church, Frodsham, as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by 105 members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. Paid for by public subscription, the memorial was sculpted by Alec Millar. The design incorporating a crucifixion was not without controversy, but a design having been displayed in the church during 1918, the memorial was dedicated in 1921 by the Bishop of Chester. Later, a further 31 names were added to the war memorial of those who had been killed in the Second World War. More infor at [Historic England](http://https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1451843)

St Laurence War Memorial.
More info at Historic England St Laurence


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