Furness Vale War Memorial
A war memorial which has on it the names of all the men from Furness Vale who fought in the First World War, which originally belonged to the Furness Vale Methodist Church was thrown away when the former church was converted into apartments in 2002. Geoff Wild, a keen military enthusiast, rescued it and kept it safely in his outbuilding for more than ten years while he tried to find a suitable home for it.
St John’s Church were happy to have it hung in their porch. Whaley Bridge Town Council donated a grant to the church to fund the planning application and subsequent hanging of the memorial and in September 2014 the memorial was unveiled in its new home.