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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Blyth Valley
Town
Blyth
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS HUGHES & BOLCKOW LTD (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 November 1919
    Attended by: Mrs T.E. Forster, wife of Mr T E Forster, Managing Director of the Cowpen Coal Company Ltd
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
33573
Current location

On the First floor corridor; The building was formerly the Cowpen and Crofton Miners Welfare Hall
Civic Centre
Renwick Road
Blyth
Blyth Valley
Northumberland
NE24 2BX
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 30926 81179
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Fixed to the gable of the pay office wall at the south pit.
    Cowpen Colliery
    Cowpen
    Blyth Valley
    Northumberland
    England

    OS Grid Ref: NZ 306 815
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Gable-headed board, with names in gold-painted lettering listed in three columns separated by pilasters. A smaller separate stepped-triangle board above contains the dedication. The memorial commemorates men who had worked at Crofton, Isabella and North Pits.
Inscription
Small board: IN/ MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ COWPEN AND CROFTON COLLIERIES/ WHO FELL IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1919 Larger board; THE/ GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1919/ FOR GOD, KING AND EMPIRE/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVE FOR EVER
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, Matthew
Aitchison, Walter
Allen, Alex
Allen, Francis James
Allen, George Edward
Allen, John Henry
Allen, Peter
Allen, R C
Anderson, Marshall D
Armstrong, Matthew
See details for all 162 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 162
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 162
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, decorations
    Order of information: Mainly alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height c300mm, width c1450mm
    Materials: Wood - Teak
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: height c1140mm, width c1140mm
    Materials: Wood - Teak
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Paid for by the Crofton and Cowpen Miners' Patriotic Fund, which was supporting 48 widows and 82 children when it closed in July 1919

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference

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