Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Jack Tait


Stained Glass Window 1914-18 Waterloo Road Presbyterian





Map ref

NZ 310813

Original Location

Waterloo Rd. Presbyterian (later United Reformed Church), (Demolished.)

Present Location

Blyth Co-operative Funeralcare Chapel of Rest on Waterloo Road.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

First window unveiled 3rd July 1921 by Mr. T.C. Heatley, County Councillor. Second window unveiled 4th January 1925

Memorial Description

Stained glass window of a single light 7 feet high by 23 inches wide. It is titled "Saint George" and depicts an armed man with the text "Make firm O Lord thy peace for which they died" underneath.
The plaque measures 36 inches high by 14 inches wide, and has a border of twisted rope pattern, with a Celtic knot in each corner. The pattern and the lettering have been incised and painted black, the dedication in Roman capitals, whilst the names, listed in a single column, are in sans serif capitals.

Materials used

Brass plaque.


The brass plaque bears:
adjoining window
erected by the
to the
honour of God
and in
grateful memory of
the men of
this church
who gave their lives
in the Great War


Who commissioned

Church congregation

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Messrs. Atkinson Bros of New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.


1. This is one of a pair of windows. The other depicts an angel reading a book and is titled "The Angel of Peace", with the text "Make them to be numbered with thy saints in glory everlasting" underneath.

2. “At the same time a second window was unveiled to complete the church war memorial.”

3. 162 men and 3 women served.

4. The name of William Elliott should be Elliot (Daphne Kennedy)

5. The plaque was removed to the Co-operative funeral Chapel of Rest on 11th November 2009. A ceremony of rededication was attended by funeralcare staff, church members and minister, and members of the Royal British Legion.

6. A replacement memorial has been erected at Blyth United Reformed Church, Waterloo Road. See B42.42

7. A proposal has been made for the church building is to be a Maritime and Mining Museum and heritage centre, which will also help to support the local All Weather Lifeboat.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Jack Tait; George Robson

Shields Daily News 02/07/1921 has brief notice of unveiling.

Morpeth Herald 11/03/1921 reports proposed unveiling; 08/07/1921 reports unveiling.

Alnwick & County Gazette 09/07/1921 reports unveiling.

Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 09/07/1921 reports unveiling of first window and plaque; 10/01/1925 reports unveiling of second window.

Newcastle Daily Chronicle 02/07/1921 reports proposed unveiling tomorrow; 04/07/1921 reports unveiling.

Blyth United Reformed Presbyterianism in Blyth over the past 200 years by W.A. Thompson, BSc. (NRO Ref P.280)

News Post Leader 27/06/1996 feature "75 Years ago 30/06/1921" reports unveiling.

The Journal 08/08/2011 reports proposals for a museum.

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

The late Jack Tait, Blyth Local History Society; the late R.W. Gould; J. Brown; Dorothy Hall; George Robson; Daphne Kennedy; Gary Stafford, funeralcare director

Research In Progress

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Stained Glass Window 1914-18 Waterloo Road Presbyterian (B42.17)

BLYTH, Presbyterian Church, Waterloo Road.


   adjoining window
   erected by the
   to the
   Honour of God
   and in
   grateful memory of
   the men of
   this church
   who gave their lives
   in the Great War
   Richard Bell
   James R. Chisholm
   Thomas Crosby
   Arthur Davison
   William Elliott
   Albert J. Erskine
   George Gagie
   John W. Gibson
   William Golder
   John Irving
   Thomas E. Keenleyside
   Alexander Laing
   John Laird
   William Law
   James Martin
   Alexander D. Miller
   George W. Nicholson
   Roger Patton
   Thomas P. Rumsby
   Cecil Shotton
   Thomas Smith
   Robert Thompson
   William Weatherby
   Robert Wooley

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