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Memorial details

Memorial type
Clock or clock tower
District
York
Town
York
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 01st November 1955
    Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH
  • Dedicated
    Date: 01st November 1955
    Attended by: DEAN OF YORK
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30584

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Current location

North Transept
York Minster
Deangate
York
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 7JA
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 60331 52179
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
HIGHLY ORNATE ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK WITH TWO MAIN FACES. INSCRIPTION ON THE FRONT FACE AND BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE PLACED WITHIN A CASE ON THE FRONT. TBALET PLACED ON THE WALL BEHIND THE CLOCK FRIEZE OF WINGED SERAPHS WHICH BEAR THE FALLEN UPWARD. CROSS OF CHRIST HANGS ABOVE IT. FOUR WYVERNS ARE ON THE EAST WALL AND THEY LIGHT THE ASTRAL DIAL AFTER DARK. FOR FULL DESCRIPTION SEE BOOKLET IN THE FILE
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: AS DYING AND BEHOLD WE LIVE/ THEY WENT THROUGH THE AIR/ AND SPACE WITHOUT FEAR, AND THE SHINING STARS MARKED THEIR SHINING DEEDS/ YOU WHO LOOK ON UPON THIS MONUMENT TO (...)/ DO NOT GO AWAY WITHOUT SAYING A PRAYER/ GIVING THANKS TO ALMIGHTY FOR THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES/ TO PRESERVE THE FREEDOM YOU ENJOY 12 O'CLOCK FACE: GOD IS LIGHT/ AND IN HIM IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL TABLET: THIS MEMORIAL TO/ 18000 AIRMEN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES 1939 - 1945 WAS/ RECIEVED AT THE HANDS OF/ THE BRITISH LEGION/ (NORTHERN AREA) AND THE/ WOMENS SECTION/ (NORTHERN AREA)/ AND THE/ ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION/ IT IS THE OFFERING/ OF MANY THOUSANDS FROM/ ALL CONTINENTS/ IN LOVE, AND SORROW AND IN/ A GREAT AND RIGHT PRIDE
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height C 3FT, width C 18IN
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Details: Royal British Legion and Royal Air Force Association
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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