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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Hackney
Town
Stoke Newington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11th November 2013
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1948
    Attended by: Unknown
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11940
Current location

Abney Park Cemetery
Stoke Newington High Street
Stoke Newington
Hackney
Greater London
N16 0AR
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33354 86730
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone wall with carved surround. The four panels bear lead lettered names of fatalities who are listed under street names, each surmounted by a dedicatory inscription. In front of the wall is a narrow stone plinth with two stone vases, reached by steps. Above inscription the Arms of Stoke Newington.
Inscription
/METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF STOKE NEWINGTON/TO THE MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES THROUGH ENEMY ACTION IN THE BOROUGH/DURING WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 AND IN PARTICULAR OF THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED ON THIS MEMORIAL/DEATH IS BUT CROSSING THE WORLD AS FRIENDS DO THE SEAS, THEY LIVE IN ONE ANOTHER STILL/ Panel 1:CORONATION AVENUE/ 13 OCTOBER 1940/ (Names) Panel 2: (Names) Panel3: (Names)/ 98 GREEN LANES/ 14 OCTOBER 1940./ (Names)/St MATTHIAS SQUARE/ 5 (J)ANUARY 1941. Panel 4: LIDFIELD ROAD/ 19 FEBRUARY 1944/ (Names)/ LONDESBOROUGH ROA(D)/ 18 JUNE 1944/ (Names)/ DEFOE ROAD/ 26 JUNE 1944/(Names)/ HERMITAGE RO(AD)/ 30 AUGUST (19)44/ (Names)/ CORONATION AVENUE/ 13 OCTOBER 1940/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 114
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 114
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, year died, place of death, forename, address
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: depth 2750mm, height 1550mm, width 3220mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Stoke Newington Civilian War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2013, Aug: restoration project begins, final costs c£17,000. (WMT grant £7,567) 1996: identified as in poor condition. 1990: some lettering missing, obscured by undergrowth. Cleaned by Sea Cadets.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Borough of Hackney/ Abney Park Cemetery Trust
Reference
  • War Memorials Trust WM6951
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.60 pp.8-9 (Feb. 2014) Published:War Memorials Trust London Description of memorial's history and remedial work undertaken.
  • Published:TimeLine 2012 Collection of stories of the Coronation Avenue disaster.
  • Evening Standard 21 Oct. 1992

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