Memorial Location:Sale
St. Paul's P.C. 3 Memorials from the Sale U.R.C.
Church War Memorial
War Dead
Wars Commemorated
First World War
Constructed By
Constructors Address
Physical Description
Date Unveiled
By Whom
Original Address
Sale U.R.C., Montague Road, Sale.
Current Address
St. Paul's P.C., Springfield Road, Sale.
M33 7YA
Who Paid For Memorial
Who's responsible
St. Paul's P.C.
Their Address
Springfield Road, Sale. M33 7YA
Condition of Memorial
War Names Died Served
Post WW2
Rank Included
General Information
Three War Memorials from the Sale U.R.C. are now proudly displayed
in St. Paul's P.C. Springfield Road, Sale.

The main Sale URC War Memorial was in storage for years, unloved
and out of sight.   I wrote to the Minister asking whether this
memorial was ever going to be mounted within their relatively new
church.   I never got an answer to my letter, so telephoned the
Minister, who was really not interested in it, in fact he said
that I could have it if I wanted it.  The church was obviously not
proud of their parishioners who had made the ultimate sacrifice
during WW1.

Thankfully St. Paul's P.C. Springfield Road stepped in and sent it
away for renovation and it is now proudly displayed in that
Church.  They made a superb job of renovating it and it is almost
unrecognisable compared to the images on the Sale URC listing.

St. Paul's P.C. also took the Sale URC's Church Sunday School War
Memorial, that was originally on display on the balcony of the
Sale URC hall, but which had since been removed and placed into
storage along with the main one.

The "Roebuck Lane" section of this memorial refers to the memorial
in what became the Sale Evangelical Church.

Sale Congregational Church on Montague Road founded a Mission in
Roebuck Lane in 1898, the building was completed in 1905. It
closed in 1938 and was sold to the Sale Evangelical Church, Which
accounts for the fact that the names on this memorial are the same
as those listed on the Sale Evangelical Church Memorial.

It is believed that Roebuck Lane must have originally returned 90ยบ
and took the line of what is now Kelsall Street, joining up with
Springfield Road, then a cul-de-sac.

Again, When the Sale Presbyterian Church on Northenden Road
closed and was demolished, their War Memorial was given to the
Sale URC and that was also placed in the same storage room.  After
their renovation by St. Paul's P.C. all three memorials are now
proudly displayed in St. Paul's P.C. along with their own and the
Kelsall Street Chapel War Memorial which also had links to the
Sale URC.

Background - In 1968, the Sale Congregational Church amalgamated
with the Sale Presbyterian Church to become the Sale United
Reformed Church.

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Sale URC's Main Memorial 1

Sale URC's Main Memorial 2

Sale URC's Sunday School Heading