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

Blyth First World War Memorial

Summary

     At the top of flight of steps next to the Boer War and World War Two memorials, this cenotaph has bronze plaques with names of the fallen on its east, north and west faces. There is a relief carving of a wreath high on the north face.
     Costing £2,000 with money raised from public subscription and fund-raising efforts, this memorial was unveiled by the Duke of Northumberland. It was moved to its present position in 1950.
    

Inscriptions

Incised in Gothic lettering: 1914-18 / IN REMEMBRANCE OF / [roman lettering] THE MEN OF BLYTH WHO ENDURED GREAT HARDSHIPS / ACHIEVED GLORIOUS DEEDS AND DIED FOR FREEDOM / AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR / [Names follow]

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Leiper, ? Designer

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Cenotaph White granite 396 cm high x 132 cm square
Plaques Bronze 152 cm high x 90 cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
NOBL04 NE
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
Vandalism
Road Ridley Park
Precise location north end
A-Z ref None
OS ref NZ31988124

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1923
Unveiling details Unveiled 15th August 1923
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Blyth Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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