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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
Tynedale
Town
Otterburn
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
TINLIN OF KIRKWHELPINGTON (Builder)
C FRANKLIN MURPHY OF MORPETH (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1923
    Attended by: DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
34115
Current location

Memorial Hall
Main Street
A696
Otterburn
Tynedale
Northumberland
NE19 1NP
England

OS Grid Ref: Ny 88786 93018
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial Hall. Carved sandstone lintel over the door gives the name of the hall and dates in raised sans serif capitals, surrounded by the names of nine men who died in 1914-18 incised in sans serif capitals. A plaque to the left of the lintel bears the single name from 1939-45, incised in sans serif capitals. Two carved inscriptions on either side of the door gives the names of those who served in 1914-18, listed in two columns on each stone, using incised sans serif capitals.
Inscription
OTTERBURN MEMORIAL HALL/1914-1919/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beattie, W
Bell, Clive
Bell, C Morrison (sir)
Bell, Ernest
Bell, Eustace
Brydon, N
Brydon, T
Brydon, W
Clark, G
Clark, H
See details for all 67 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 66
    Served and returned: 57
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Blaxter
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £1,200
Comments: The land was given by the Morrison-Bell family who owned the Percy Arms Hotel. Vaux Breweries contributed towards the cost and also the Duke of Northumberland, who officially opened it. Funds were raised by public efforts.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,private,public
Reference
  • WMSO5.9
  • Illustrated Chronicle 4/5/1923 reports unveiling with photos.
  • Redewetter No.6 Magazine of the Redesdale Society.
  • Alnwick & County Gazette 30/9/1922 reports 9 tenders received, and Mr. Tinlin's accepted etc.; 13/1/1923 reports Wireless concert; 5/5/1923 reports unveiling.
  • Morpeth Herald 30/1/1920 reports on fund raising event; 29/9/1922 reports on tenders and other matters; 12/1/1923 reports Wireless Concert;
  • In private hands Deeds and photographs are held by Mr. I.L. Hedley, Overacres, who, as a small boy, presented an official programme of the opening to "a stern Duke".
  • www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8348

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