Hyde and Hacking Knife War Memorial: Paul Underwood (1942 – 1996)

The war memorial at the top of Werneth Low is a marvellous view point over Hyde and Greater Manchester and a very fitting place to erect a memorial bench.  I walked here from Etherow Country Park; along the River Etherow and through the wood and out on to the lanes by the war memorial, this is a lovely walk and well worth the effort on a clear day.

The war memorial is a magnificent monument in itself and more information can be found here:


The memorial bench to Paul Underwood is a simple wooden bench without a back rest, that has weathered beautifully.  Paul Underwood died aged around 54 years in 1996 and the plaque gives a moving tribute to someone clearly much loved and missed.

Hyde: Paul Underwood (1942 – 1996) beside the Hacking Knife War Memorial on Werneth Low



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