Parish Notes

Welcome Home Fund Medals

Photo: Rob Lee

Photo: Rob Lee

The Morpeth Herald 03/10/1919 reads:-

In connection with the Wecome Home Fund, an interesting ceremony took place in the People's Park Ashington last Saturday afternoon when all the ex-servicemen and relatives of the fallen in the Ashington Urban District were presented with silver medals as a slight recognition from the inhabitants for what they had done in the great war. The committee who organised the fund had upwards of 4,000 medals to distribute. The medal was designed by Mr J.J. Scott jeweller to Ashington Industrial Cooperative Society. A description of the event follows.

Rob Lee has sent us these photographs of one of the medals.