Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Dorothy Hall


Plaque 1914-18 Chester-le-Street Secondary School





Map ref

NZ 278512

Original Location

Chester-le-Street Secondary School, later Grammar School, The Deanery School and from 1970s Park View Community School, Church Chare.

Present Location

Originally in the main hall, designed to blend in with the panelling. Now in the Link between the main school and the Community 6th form part of the school.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 22nd October 1921 by Mr. T.F. Brass, OBE., JP., Chairman of the Governors, dedicated by Rector, Rev. F.H. Jackson.

Memorial Description

Plaque 36 inches high x 18 inches wide (914mm x 457mm) with shallow domed top set into a wood pattress which echoes the shape. The inner border of the frame in painted black. The names are in three columns, the lettering in raised Roman capitals.

Materials used

Bronze plaque in oak frame.


In proud and loving memory / of / the old boys of this school who fell in the war / 1914-1919


Who commissioned

Old Studentsí Association.


Estimated at £150

How money was raised

Public subscription

Present condition

Overpainted with Hammerite bronze paint.


1. The newspaper report includes the name of John Ross.

2. The plaque was painted when mounted on the wall.

3. For the unveiling, the schoolroom was decorated with white chrysanthemums and the memorial draped in mauve and white with the union flag in front.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Dorothy Hall, Simon Raine; photo of plaque in original location in school: Dorothy Hall

Chester-le-Street Chronicle 12/03/1920 reports appeal for funds, £55 having been raised so far; 28/10/1921 reports unveiling

Illustrated Chronicle 24/10/1921 reports unveiling

Northern Echo 24/10/1921 reports unveiling.

Consett and Stanley Chronicle 28/10/1921 reports unveiling.

Stanley News 27/10/1921 reports unveiling.

Durham County Advertiser 28/10/1921 reports unveiling.

Newcastle Daily Chronicle 24/10/1921 reports unveiling.

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Dorothy Hall; James Pasby; Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale

Research In Progress

James Pasby is researching the names on this memorial Contact:

Plaque 1914-18 Chester-le-Street Secondary School (C105.14)

CHESTER-LE-STREET	Park View Community School


   In proud and loving memory 
   the old boys of this school who fell in the war 

   Norman Bennett    Matthew Fullerton   William Pretsell
   Fred Blunt        John Graham         Thomas Robson
   John G. Booth     Henry Greener       Thomas Stobbs
   Ralph Curry       Mark H. Johnstone   Alfred Tate
   Robert N. Dixon   William McCulloch   Robert T.Thompson
   John Nicholson    James Moffitt       John Richardson
                     Benjamin Clayton, M.C.

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