Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown

Memorial

SGW 1939-45 Methodist

Reference

H24.06

Place

HAYDON BRIDGE

Map ref

NY 843643

Original Location

Methodist Chapel, Church Street.

Present Location

See Note 1 below.

Which war

1939-45

Memorial Description

Four windows, 294cm high each 88cm wide. Each has a stained glass border which forms an arch at the top. In the centre of the two outer lights is a shield shape, with the date "1939" in gold on the left window and "1945" in gold on the right window. The window second from left is a scene commemorating the fallen, depicting a knight in armour facing an archangel across the river above the New Jerusalem, with 2 angels blowing trumpets. On a scroll across the archangel is the text "Glory to God and on earth peace". The quotation underneath the picture is in black Roman capitals.
At the foot of the window is the dedication and list of names, painted in black Roman capitals, with some letters illuminated. The window third from left commemorates those who returned from war, and depicts a knight wearing the whole armour of God, standing on a slain dragon, and receiving the Crown of Victory from Christ. In the top left hand corner is the text "Life for evermore". Beneath the picture is the text, painted in large Roman capitals.
At the foot of the window is the dedication, painted in black Roman capitals, with some letters illuminated.

Inscription

1st window
1939
2nd window
So they passed over and all / the trumpets sounded for them / on the other side. To the glory of God and in honoured memory of those / associated with this church who made the supreme sacrifice
3rd window
Well done + thou / good and faithful / servant. In grateful commemoration / of all the young men and women connected / with this church who served and who were / mercifully spared in the Second World War.
4th window
1945.

Names

Notes

1. The new church has been built on the site of the old building which was demolished in May 1996. However, the stained glass windows and the organ from that building were kept and have been included in the new structure

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C.M. Dallison; Brian Chandler

Hexham Courant 13/02/1998 reports demolition of old building and retention of war memorial features.

Sources of quotations
“Glory to God and on earth peace” adapted from Luke 2 v 14;
“So they passed over and . . .” Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan;
“Well done, thou good . . .”Matthew 25 v 21

Research acknowledgements

C.N. Dallison; Brian Chandler

Research In Progress

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SGW 1939-45 Methodist (H24.06)

 
HAYDON BRIDGE, Methodist Chapel.
     
1st window: 

    
   1939
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2nd window: 
  
   So they passed over and all 
   the trumpets sounded for them 
   on the other side. 
  
   To  the  glory  of  God  and  in  honoured  memory  of  those 
   associated  with  this  church who made the  supreme sacrifice
   Alexander Bates  Thomas Frederick Bell  James Edward Brown
   Percy Brown      Horace Lax             John Sidney Mason
   Joseph Hector Philipson   Frederick Steel  Oscar Wardle
   
   Joseph Charlton Wylie
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3rd window: 
  
   Well done + thou 
   good and faithful 
   servant.
  
   In grateful commemoration
   of all the young men and women connected
   with this church who served and who were
   mercifully spared in the Second World War.
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4th window: 

    
   1945.
NamesH24.06

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