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Photo: Steve Lamb


Plaque 1914-18 Secondary School





Original Location

Blaydon Secondary School (Closed)

Present Location

This school is now closed. The plaque has been removed to St. Paul’s Church in Winlaton by the Old Blaydonian Association.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 19th April 1922 by Mr. J.G. Finlayson, former master at the school.

Memorial Description

Plaque set in plain wood frame. The school badge is featured at centre top below the letters “European War 1914-1918”, with the dedication on either side. The lettering is in raised Roman capitals, burnished against a dull background.

Materials used

Bronze in oak frame.


To the / glory / of God / and in / memory / of the / boys of this school / who laid down their / lives for God and Country
Their Name Liveth For Evermore.


Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Designed by Herbert Wauthier; made by F. Osborne & Co.Ltd., London.


1. This was originally set into a massive elaborate oak frame. At the top was a shield containing the school monogram. The words “Roll of Honour” were carved to stand in half relief on either side. Up each side were fluted columns.

2. In St.Paul’s, the plaque is accompanied by another bronze plaque which has the following incised in lower case sans serif lettering:
This memorial commemorates the former

pupils of Blaydon Secondary School
who died in the 1914-1918 War.
It was placed in
St.Paul’s Church, Winlaton,
by the Old Blaydonian Association
on the closure of the school in 1998

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Ann Graham; Photos taken in new location in St. Paul’s: Steve Lamb

Illustrated Chronicle 20/04/1922 carries photo shown here of the plaque in its original frame.

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 22/04/1922 reports unveiling;

Newcastle Daily Chronicle 12/04/1922 reports proposed unveiling next Wednesday; 20/04/1922 reports unveiling.

The Monumental Brasses of County Durham William Lack, H. Martin Stuchfield and Philip Whittemore 2002 ISBN 095 4327101 which shows the plaque in St.Paul’s, Winlaton.

Source of quotation
“Their name liveth for evermore" Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 44

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Ann Graham; Steve Lamb; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

Winlaton Local History Society are researching the names on this memorial Contact:- Contact:

Plaque 1914-18 Secondary School (B111.05)

BLAYDON Grammar School
   European War 1914-1918
   To the       and in
   Glory        memory
   of God       of the
   Boys of this School
   who laid down their
   Lives for God and Country

   Bird, Stanley
   Curry-Wood, Joseph R.
   Hetherington, Walter
   McLean, Robert S.
   Pattison, Thomas
   Swindle, Jackson
   Turner, Cuthbert
   Walker, Ernest

   Their Name Liveth For Evermore.

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