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Memorial details

Memorial type
Bells or bell tower
District
South Holland
Town
Spalding
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
John Taylor and Co
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1998
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th November 1998
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20578
Current location

South Holland Centre
Market Place
Spalding
South Holland
Lincolnshire
PE11 2GN
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 240 220
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Carillon of bells which once formed part of memorial arch. Bells bear names of three of the fallen of Spalding who represent all fallen from the town. Dedicatory nowy headed plaque placed inside the centre. Two poppies depicted at the top of the plaque
Inscription
1914-1918/ 'REMEMBERING'/ THE WESTERN FRONT/ ASSOCIATION/ THE CARILLION OF BELLS HUNG ABOVE IN THE SOUTH HOLLAND/ CENTRE, THE WAR MEMORIAL ARCH IN AYSOUGHFEE GARDENS,/ TOGETHER WITH A MEMORIAL CLOCK TOWER, NOW DEMOLISHED,/ FORMED THE 1914-18 WAR MEMORIAL ERECTED TO HONOUR THE MEN/ OF SPALDING AND DISTRICT WHO WENT OFF TO FIGHT FOR KING/ AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR AND WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE, MANY OF THEM STILL LYING IN "FOREIGN FIELDS"./ ORIGINALLY RAISED IN THE 1920'S, THEY WERE PAID FOR FROM/ MONIES COLLECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION./ THREE OF THE BELLS BEAR THE NAMES OF SPALDONIANS KILLED/ IN THE GREAT WAR. THESE ARE:/ (NAMES)/ ALL WERE 'KILLED IN ACTION'./ THE OTHER BELLS BEAR THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO WERE CLOSELY/ INVOLVED IN THE RAISING OF THE MEMORIALS./ THE SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE WAS RE-BUILT IN 1997/98 AND THE/ BELLS CLEANED AND RE-HUNG IN JANUARY 1998./ "WHEN THE BELLS OF THE CARILLON RING OUT THEY DO SO WITH/ THE VOICES OF HEROES"./ THIS PLAQUE WAS PROVIDED BY THE SPALDING & SOUTH LINCS/ BRANCH OF THE WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION SO THAT THE/ ORIGINAL PURPOSE OF THE BELLS IS NOT FORGOTTEN, AND WAS/ UNVEILED IN THE PRESENCE OF MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH HOLLAND/ DISTRICT COUNCIL, THE SPALDING AND SOUTH LINCS BRANCH W.F.A.,/ AND THE TOWNSPEOPLE OF SPALDING, ON THE 11TH NOVEMBER 1998,/ THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE ARMISTICE AT/ COMPIEGNE IN 918.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brown, F J
Morrison, John C
Simson, Sidney
See details for all 3 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Bells
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
1972: CORN EXCHANGE THAT THE BELLS WERE HUNG IN WAS DEMOLISHED AND BELLS PLACED WITHIN THE SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE BUILT ON THE SAME SITE 1996: DECISION MADE TO REORDER THE INTERIOR OF THE CENTRE AND BUILD A NEW BELL TOW IN WHICH TO PLACE THE CARILLION. 1998: BELLS CLEANED AND RE HUNG
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
SOUTH HOLLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL

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