Stratford's Wayside Cross has been Listed

27 Jun 2017
By Helen Rowe

The Wayside Cross has been made a Grade 2 listed Memorial by Historic England [1] as part of a centenary project to ensure that war memorials are protected and the people they commemorate are remembered. 

Historic England is aiming to list more than 2,500 over the First World War centenary period 2014-2018. 

The booklet (pictured right) is the story of nine local men who went to war in 1914-18 and were killed in action overseas. Seven of them have no known graves and two are buried in graveyards on the Somme. Their names are on a memorial board in the Church and were engraved on the Wayside Cross in 2014. [They are also recorded on our website - click here to view. ]

This is part of the history of Stratford and the booklets are available in the church in the right hand box pew in the chancel, and underneath the memorial board at the rear of the church on the South wall.

Contributions in the region of £1 gratefully received for church funds. Copies are also available from Helen Rowe


{1] Historic England listing and 'Reasons for Designation'