Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown


Garden Civil Defence & Police 1939-45 Panama Gardens





Map ref

NZ 351733

Original Location

Panama Gardens, The Links.

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Opened 10th September 1950 By Coun. Mrs. G. Waggott, chairman of Whitley Bay Council. Dedicated by Canon A.B. Parry-Evans of Whitley Bay. Rededicated 13th November 2002

Memorial Description

Garden with pool. Plaque 11 inches high x 36 inches wide (276mm x 914mm) set into the ground. Lettering is of lead attached to the stone.

Materials used

Pink granite.


This garden and pool
has been provided to commemorate those of the
Civil Defence Service and Special Constabulary
of the Whitley Bay Urban District
who gave their lives in the War 1939-1945.



Who commissioned

Whitley Bay Council

Present condition

Restored 2002


1. The pool was rectangular with a fountain. This has now been filled in and made into a flowerbed.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: R.W. Gould; photo taken at restoration: J. Brown

Shields Daily News 11/09/1950 reports unveiling ceremony.

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Research acknowledgements

The late R.W. Gould; J. Brown

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