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Memorial details

Memorial type
Mosaic or mural
District
Waverley
Town
Ewhurst
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Maker
Mr Len Davies
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Spring 1942
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st September 1998
    Attended by: MAYOR OF LEWISHAM
  • Rededicated
    Date: June 2003
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23559
Current location

In the Grade II listed Dining Hall
Sayers Croft Field Centre
Cranleigh Rd
Ewhurst
Waverley
Surrey
GU6 7SS
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 090 400
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TWO MURALS. ONE DEPICTS WINTER LIFE AND ONE DEPICTS SUMMER LIFE AT THE SCHOOL DURING THE WW2. EACH MURAL MOUNTED WITHIN A WOODEN FRAME. WINTER MURAL SHOWS PLAYING OUTDOORS; PLAYING CARDS; SEARCHLIGHTS; A ROBIN; NURSE'S INSPECTION; THEATRE; CATEEN; CLASSROOM; FATEHR CHRISTMAS; CINEMA; FOOTBALL PITCH; AN OWL. SUMMER MURAL SHOWS VARIOUS SPORTS; EVACUEE AND HIS PARENTS; CHURCH ATTENDANCE; SHOWERING; FARM HELP; AIRCRAFT SMOKE TRAILS FROM OVERHEAD BATTLE. IN THE CENTRE OF EACH MURAL IS THE SCHOOL CREST.
Inscription
(none)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Mural
    Measurements: height c1800 mm, width c1800 mm
    Materials: Paint - Oil
  • Frame
    Measurements: height c1800 mm, width c1800 mm
    Materials: Wood, Glass
Listing information
  • COMBINED DINING HALL AND KITCHEN AT SAYERS CROFT
  • 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
Sept 1998: Repositioned from above the serving counter, and moved to opposite side of the dining hall. 2001: Restoration and protection of murals completed. June 2003: Re-dedication ceremony. January 2007: Dining Hall became Grade II listed
Costs

Comments: The murals were painted by a group of the school boys, with assistance from members of staff. c £4500 for renovation and protection of murals.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
SAYER CROFT EVACUEE GROUP
Reference

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