Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Blyth Valley
Town
Blyth
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 November 1950
    Attended by: The Mayor of Blyth, Councillor David Bryan
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33494

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Current location

Ridley Park
Ridley Park
Blyth
Blyth Valley
Northumberland
NE24 3AX
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 31973 81274
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Garden with dedicatory horizontal plaques on a raised base. The Memorial covers Blyth, New Delaval, Newsham, Bebside and Cowpen. Note that at the 2018 restoration an additional stone was added nearby for additional casualties.
Inscription
Plaque 1-1939 - 1945/ [names] Plaque 2- GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE/ IN MEMORIAM/ A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN/ OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN DEFENCE OF FREEDOM Plaque 3- RESTORATION OF/RIDLEY PARK/WAR MEMORIAL/CARRIED OUT/ON BEHALF OF/BLYTH TOWN COUNCIL/2018 Plaque 4-AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN/[name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Sweeney, Michael
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 264
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 264
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: height 2600mm, width 900mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
The memorial was restored in 2018 due to subsidence, when it was found to have no foundations. So foundations were added and the memorial restored and rebuilt
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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