Memorial Details

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Photo: James Pasby

Memorial

Plaque All Wars Jarrow Town Hall

Reference

J2.50

Place

JARROW

Map ref

NZ 327654

Original Location

Jarrow Town Hall, I Wylam Street, Jarrow. On outside wall underneath the 1902 inscription.

Which war

All wars

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 11am 4th March 2017 by Cllr. Alan Smith. Mayor of South Tyneside; dedicated by Father Adrian Dixon and Rev. Gillian Maude

Memorial Description

Plaque, very plain.
Lettering is incised centred using Roman capitals throughout,

Materials used

Welsh slate 18 inches (456mm) high by 24 inches (608mm) wide 20mm deep.

Inscription

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.
Dedicated to the memory of
all Jarrow men and woman
who laid down their lives
for their country during
the many conflicts the
United Kingdom has experienced.


They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning,
we will remember them.
Robert Laurence
Binyon, 1939

Names

None

Who commissioned

South Tyneside Council

Cost

Approximately 4,500.

How money was raised

The money was given by all the councillors of Jarrow out of their budgets.

Notes

1. This was erected due to a lot of disquiet about Jarrow not having its own war memorial. The project took about 4 years from beginning to end.

2. The Town Hall was built in 1902.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: James Pasby

External web link

Additional Research documents (click to download)

Research acknowledgements

James Pasby

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Plaque All Wars Jarrow Town Hall (J2.50)

 
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