The Cardale Memorial at the Victoria Pleasure Ground, Uckfield.

Have you got pictures of Uckfield’s Cardale Memorial from its heyday?

Uckfield Town Council is keen to hear from any local residents or organisations who may have information or photographs about the original design of the town’s Cardale Memorial.

Currently the memorial can be seen at the Victoria Pleasure Ground but the council is planning to renovate it and replicate missing elements of the drinking tough. There are also plans to move it to a more prominent site in the town centre.

The memorial was built in memory of the first Rector of Uckfield and stood close to where the present Boots shop is situatied.

It was moved to the Victoria Ground when the link road was built.

Photograph of the opening of the Cardale Monument, via Mick Harker

Photograph of the opening of the Cardale Monument, via Mick Harker.

The town’s preservation society has been keen to see the monument sited in a more prominent position for some time and investigated whether it would fit into the forecourt landscaping scheme at Bridge Cottage, but without success.

If you have information about the original design of the trough and how it was used within the town after its unveiling please contact Uckfield town clerk Holly Goring at or by calling 01825 762774.

Read more about plans to move the memorial here: Cardale Memorial heading ‘home’ to Uckfield town centre.

And here’s information about its history in an Uckfield News feature published in November 2015: Uckfield’s Cardale monument and a link to Lord Lucan.

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