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Plaque 1914-18 Council School

Reference

N52.01

Place

NEDDERTON

Map ref

NZ 233819

Original Location

Nedderton Park School, on wall in hall.

Present Location

The school is now a private house, but the memorial remains in situ.

Which war

1914-18

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 20th July 1923 by Col. Fail, an old scholar.

Memorial Description

Plaque about 2 feet 6 inches high x about 4 feet long of metal in wood surround with gable top. There is a beaded edge round about, with pilasters at the sides. The dedication is written in gold elaborate Roman capitals in the gable and top border, and the words "Lest We Forget" written in gold italic lettering along the bottom border. The central panel appears to have been painted light black. The names are painted in black, using Roman capitals, listed in two columns of five, with the eleventh centrally placed at the bottom.

Materials used

Oak

Inscription

The European War / 1914 - 1918 / In Commemoration / of the following Old Scholars of Nedderton Council School / who gave their lives for their country
"Lest We Forget"

Names

How money was raised

Funds assisted by sale of produce from the school grounds.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Mr. Redfern, a local man.

Notes

1. There was talk of this being removed into St.Cuthbert’s Church at Bedlington, but this did not happen. The Royal British Legion couldn’t house it. It remains in the building, and poppies are placed on November 11th.

2. This can be viewed by appointment. Please ring 07951 160892 to request to see it.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown; L. Singleton

Morpeth Herald 27/7/1923 reports unveiling.

Source of quotation
“Lest we forget” Recessional Rudyard Kipling.

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Nedderton School; George and Janet Brown; Mr. and Mrs. Singleton.

Research In Progress

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Plaque 1914-18 Council School (N52.01)

 
NEDDERTON, Council School
  

    
   The European War
   1914-1918
   In Commemoration 
   of the following old scholars of Nedderton Council School
   who gave their lives for their Country.
  
   Thomas Adams           Isaac Hunter
   Charles Christie       Thomas Hope Morton
   George Douglas         Joseph Renwick
   Edward Foulger         John Shotton
   George Gair            John Weldon
             James Henry Young
  
   "Lest We Forget"
NamesN52.01

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