War Memorials

In 2018 as part of a national project to record the condition of local war memorials, members of the Wetherby Civic Society surveyed and recorded the condition of as many of the war memorials in the old Wetherby Rural District Council area as we could find, gathering information on the location, condition and photographing each memorial.

As part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Wetherby Civic Society we thought it would be useful if some of the information we had gathered could be published and perhaps become a work of reference for the future, as things can and do change in our area.

All the following information & pictures were included in a booklet and presented to representatives of each of the Parish Councils in December 2019

Contributors included Civic Society members Peter Catton,  Andrew Gordon,  Victor Hawkins,  Nic Sheppard and Roger Taylor.

Locations and Details

List of 18 Local Memorials

Bardsey (Church Memorial)

Bardsey Church Memorial
Bardsey Church Memorial Plaque Detail

2. Bickerton

Bickerton War Memorial
Bickerton war memorial

3. Bilton

Bilton in Ainsty Church War Memorial
Bilton in Ainsty

4. Boston Spa

Boston Spa War Memorial
Boston Spa WW1 Dedication Panel
Boston Spa WW1 Roll of Honour 1
Boston Spa WW1 Roll of Honour 2
Boston Spa WW2 Roll of Honour

5. Bramham

Bramham War Memorial
Bramham War Memorial WW1 Detail 1
Bramham War Memorial WW1 Detail 2
Bramham War Memorial WW2 Detail 1
Bramham War Memorial WW2 Detail 2

6. Collingham Memorial Garden, Hall and Shelter

Collingham Memorial
Collingham Memorial Garden
Collngham Memorial Plaque
Collingham WW1 Roll of Honour
Collingham WW2 Roll of Honour

7. Clifford

Clifford War Memorial
Clifford Memorial Plaque
Clifford War Memorial inscribed base

8. East Keswick

East Keswick War Memorial
East Keswick War Memorial Panels

9. Kirk Deighton

Kirk Deighton War Memorial
Kirk Deighton Roll of Honour (Church)

10. Kirby Overblow

Kirby Overblow Church Roll of Honour

11. Linton

Linton Village Hall Memorial
Linton Memorial Hall detail
Linton Roll of Honour

12. Scarcroft

Scarcroft Memorial Shelter
Memorial Plaque (also in Thorner Church)
Full list of names also included on Thorner Memorial

13. Sicklinghall

Sicklinghall War Memorial
Sicklinghall War memorial detail 1
Sicklinghall War memorial detail 2
Sicklinghall War memorial detail 3

14. Spofforth

Spofforth Village Hall War Memorial

15. Thorner

Thorner & Scarcroft Roll of Honour
Thorner & Scarcroft Roll of Honour 1
Thorner & Scarcroft Roll of Honour 2
Thorner & Scarcroft Roll of Honour 3

16. Thorp Arch

Thorp Arch War Memorial
Thorp Arch War Memorial detail 1
Thorp Arch War Memorial detail 2
Thorp Arch War Memorial detail 3

17. Wetherby Church

Wetherby Church Roll of Honour WW1
Wetherby Church Roll of Honour WW2

18. Wetherby Bridge Cenotaph

Wetherby Bridge Cenotaph
Wetherby Bridge Cenotaph detail 1
Wetherby Bridge Cenotaph detail 2
Wetherby Bridge Cenotaph detail 3
Wetherby Bridge Cenotaph detail 4

Further details about the Wetherby Cenotaph and those named on it can be found at http://wetherbywarmemorial.com

The Wetherby Bridge War Memorial was unveiled and dedicated on 22 April 1922 by Lord Harewood

Two photographs taken at the dedication of Wetherby Bridge War Memorial
Image by kindness of Wetherby Historical Trust