Rickerby Park, Carlisle

Memorial Bridge, looking towards Dixon's Chimney

Memorial Bridge, looking towards Dixon’s Chimney

Date

31 July 2016

Location

Rickerby, Carlisle
NY 40901 56830; 54.90266°N, 2.92317°W

Information

In 1920 Carlisle Citizens’ League and Carlisle Corporation purchased the land to create a public park at Rickerby for £11,500 as a site for a memorial cenotaph and bridge to commemorate the 10,000 local men and women who lost their lives in the First World War. The 12 metre high cenotaph, which cost £5,000, was designed by Edinburgh architect Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer (1864-1929) and was made from local Shap granite. The Memorial Bridge over the River Eden is of cantilever construction and has a main span of 61 metres. Rickerby Park was officially opened on 25 May 1922.

Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge. The inscription on the plaque reads:

This bridge was erected
and
Rickerby Park acquired for the public
through the efforts of the
Carlisle Citizens’ League
IN MEMORY
of those who gave their lives
in
The Great War of 1914-18
Opened
25th May 1922
by
The Right Hon The Earl of Lonsdale
Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland

Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge over the River Eden

Memorial Bridge over the River Eden

War Memorial

War Memorial

War Memorial

War Memorial. The inscription reads:

To the immortal memory of the men and women
of Cumberland and Westmorland
who gave their lives during the Great War
and in honour of the glorious services of the
Border Regiment
Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry
Cumberland Brigade Royal Field Artillery
Westmorland Detachment RAMC

Also commemorating those
who gave their lives in
WORLD WAR II 1939-1945
and subsequent conflicts

War Memorial

War Memorial

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