Preston Cenotaph - War Memorial
Exceptional Grade I listed war memorial on Preston Flag Market
For those searching for historical things to do or with an interest in architecture and design, the Preston Cenotaph, located on Preston Flag Market, close to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, is quite a sight to behold.
Following an ambitious restoration project in 2013, the Preston Cenotaph was designed by famous English architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed Britain's iconic red telephone box. The memorial is now one of the most impressive free-standing war memorials in the country, in terms of both scale and sophistication...A true architectural gem standing proud in recognition of the some 2000 men tragically lost during the First World War.
Aside from the Cenotaph, there are also a number of other interesting memorials in and around Preston, which are listed at Preston Remembers - Preston Memorials.
The Roll of Honour - Harris Museum & Art Gallery
After visiting the memorial, be sure to head across to the Harris Museum where you will find the Roll of Honour listing the 1,956 men in Preston who lost their lives.
The Roll of Honour is located on the ground floor, in two sections, on both staircases facing the entrance door. The names are inscribed on marble tablets and begin with the men of the Royal Navy listed in alphabetical order, followed by the regiments in alphabetical order.
For those looking to delve deeper into the lives of individuals affected by the First World War, why not take a self guided tour to uncover pieces of local history for yourself at Preston Remembers - Tours and Trails.
Map address for Preston Cenotaph
Preston Flag Market, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1HT.