Look & See – Q3

  • The Cenotaph in the Town Hall Square was officially unveiled in December 1924. The money too build it was raised by public subscription to commemorate the 908 deaths of the soldiers from Keighley in WW1 (1914-1918) . The plinth is topped by the figure of Victory holding a laurel wreath (the victors crown) and a palm frond (for Peace) aloft, while statues of a soldier and a sailor stand either side. The sculptor was H.C. Fehr and the bronze statues were cast by J.W. Singer & Sons Ltd. It has also become the focus for the Annual Remembrance Service which also remembers the 295 Keighley people who gave their lives in the Second World War (1939-1945) and all Conflicts since. The memorial was rededicated in January 2000. The site is included in the Imperial War Museum database.