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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Memorial to Lifeboatmen

Summary

Type Other

     Cadw report: 'A tall memorial of polished granite. Stepped profile surmounted by a Celtic cross; the arms bear recessed panels with Celtic knots and the centre a circular recess with a quatrefoil ... Central panel bears a low relief representation of the lifeboat on a stormy sea. The central part is flanked by tall square columns with brass plaques at the top bearing low reliefs of 2 mythical sea creatures addorsed. The memorial stands on a stepped rectangular plinth.'
          Memorial to commemorate five crewmen of the 'Ramon Cabrera' who died on 3 December 1920 when the lifeboat went to the aid of the steamer 'Timbo' of Whitby. The memorial was paid for by public subscription and unveiled on 12 November 1922 by Commodore Sir Richard Williams Bulkeley Bt. KCB, Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey.

Inscriptions

Raised lettering on upper panel: CODWYD DRWY GYFRANIADAU CYHOEDDUS / ER COF AM OWEN OWENS PENBADWR OWEN / JONES EVAN A RICHARD HUGHES WILLIAM / THOMAS CRIW BYWYDFAD RHOSCOLYN A / GOLLODD EU BYWYD YM MAE CAERNARFON / RHAG 3 1920 YN EU HYMGAIS DDEWRWYCH I / ACHUB DWYLO'R AGERLONG TIMBO / "CARIAD MWY NA HWN NID OES GAN NEB SEF / BOD I UN ROI EI EINIOES DROS EI GYFEILLION" Raised lettering on central panel: ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN MEM / ORY OF THE ABOVE CREW OF THE RHOSCOLYN / LIFEBOAT WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN A GALLANT / ATTEMPT TO SAVE THE CREW OF THE S S / TIMBO IN CARNARVON BAY 3 DECEMBER 1920

Contributor details

Contributor Role
J. Wippell & Company, Exeter & London, None Not Known

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Memorial Polished granite 305cm high approx
Base Polished granite 183cm wide (at widest point)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
ANGLESEY005 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Minor road to Rhoscolyn off the B4545
Precise location Within grounds of the Church of St. Gwenfaen
A-Z ref None
OS ref SH268757
Date of design 1920-1922
Year of unveiling 1922
Unveiling details Unveiled on 12th November 1922
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Isle of Anglesey County Council
Listing status II
At risk? Not at risk

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