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Photo: Dorothy Hall


Plaque 1914-18 Technical Inst./Secondary School





Original Location

Technical Institute.

Present Location

Consett Community Sports College.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 19th November 1922 by County Cllr. T.F. Brass of Sacriston; dedicated by Rev. W.C.D. Fedden.

Memorial Description

Plaque 31˝ inches high x 41 inches wide with slightly pointed top set on a wood pattress 3˝ inches wider all round. There is a wide raised border of leaves.
At centre top of the border is the school badge of a fiery furnace with a ribbon bearing the words “E ferro ferrum temperatum” (“Out of iron comes forth steel”).
On the main panel the names are in three columns, all lettering is in raised Roman capitals for the dedication and sans serif capitals for the names.

Materials used



To the memory of our fellows / who gave their lives in the / Great War 1914-1919/.
Let us who remain endeavour / to follow their example.
Erected by Old Students.


Who commissioned


How money was raised

Old students.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Designed by J. Gowland of Consett; made by Mansard Studios, Consett.


1. The plaque was in the entrance Hall of the Consett Technical Institute, later Secondary School and then, till 1957 the Grammar School. A new school was built and the old school became the Technical College until the 1990s. It was then demolished and houses built on the site. The Grammar School is now Consett Community Sports College.

2. When the plaque was moved into the school isn’t clear. For some years it was in the entrance hall but in June 2008 it was moved into the school hall.

3. The Consett and Stanley Chronicle reports that the roll contains the names of two brothers, but that of E. Davison had yet to appear.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Dorothy Hall

Consett Guardian 24/11/1922 reports unveiling.

Illustrated Chronicle 20/11/1922 reports unveiling with photo of committee

Northern Echo 20/11/1922 reports unveiling.

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 25/11/1922 reports unveiling.

Consett and Stanley Chronicle 24/11/1922 reports unveiling.

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Dorothy Hall; Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; John Greener

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Plaque 1914-18 Technical Inst./Secondary School (C101.13)

CONSETT	 Secondary School

     “To the memory of our fellows
     who gave their lives in the 
     Great War 1914 - 1919. 
     Let us who remain endeavour 
     to follow their example.”

     F. Bates        C.E. Gibson      F. Bates
     T. H. Bell      J. Gibson        G. Pattinson   
     J. Brady        L. Hall          H.T. Peaden
     W. Brodie       J. Hand          A. Pretsell
     T. W. Brown     F. Hull          H. Robinson
     R. Corker       B. Hunter        H.F. Rowell
     F.T. Eales      H. King          G. Sanderson
     F. Eales        O. Little        T.H. Smith
     J.O. Elliot     W.E. Longstaff   R.R. Surtees
     R. Emmerson     G. McMahon       E. Taylor
     G. Errington    T. Minks         M. Taylor
     A.W. Fletcher   S. Mitchell      T.H.B. Welford
     J. Gardiner     F. Mowbray       J.W. White.

     Erected by Old Students.
The report of the names in the Consett Guardian is at slight 
variation with the names on the plaque.  It gives:

     J.O. Elliott instead of J.C. Elliott
     C. Pattison instead of G. Pattinson 
     H.T. Peadon instead of Peaden.
     A. Mitchell instead of S. Mitchell
     H. Roginson instead of H. Robinson
     T.W.B. Welford instead of T.H.B. Welford

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