Upper North Street School Children

WM reference
56716
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 23-06-1919
Current location

Poplar Recreation Ground
East India Dock Road
Poplar
Tower Hamlets
Greater London
E14 0BP
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 37727 80947
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Angel on a 4-sided pillar, the upper part being shrine-like with 4 short black marble pillars. On a white stone stepped base.

Inscription

Front face: IN MEMORY OF/ 18 CHILDREN/ WHO WERE KILLED/ BY A BOMB/ DROPPED FROM A/ GERMAN AEROPLANE/ UPON THE L.C.C./ SCHOOL - UPPER/ NORTH STREET-/ POPLAR - ON THE/ 13TH OF JUNE 1917./ ALFRED H. WARREN O.B.E./ MAYOR/ J.BUTEUX SKEGGS./ TOWN CLERK Front face, base: ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRITION/ A. R. ADAMS/ POPLAR Sides: (Names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War - civilians
Total names on memorial: 18
Served and returned: 0
Died: 18
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, year died, place of death, forename, manner of death, age of death
Order of information: Alphabetically by surname

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 10ft OA
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Pillar
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Marble - Black
Listed?: No

Component

Base
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 23-06-1919
Attended by: MAJ. GEN. E.B. ASHMORE M.V.O., D.S.O., C.B.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £218.10s.6d plus foundation for memorial £11.3s.6d.
Comments: Full list of costs published in East End News, 7 Oct 1919

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Part of the fund endowed two cots, one in the children's ward of Poplar Hospital, and another in the Lord Mayor's Home for Crippled Children at Alton. The balance paid for three graves for 16 of the victims in the East London Cemetery, th other two being

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

News: (vars) 1919-1934 incl E.Ldn Observer; Daily Graphic;E.End New;Star;Daily Chronicle; E.Ldn .Advertiser;

Reference

LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN 201 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON

Reference

Our website http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.63088/fromUkniwmSearch/1

Reference

Buildings of England series by Various London 5 East (2005) p.650

Reference

Our website http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.56672/fromUkniwmSearch/1

Reference

A P Hyde: 'The First Blitz' (2002) pp.156-7 and plates.

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