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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
Copeland
Town
St Bees
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
John Laing & Sons
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 18 July 1953
    Attended by: Sir Robert Chance, Lord Lieutenant
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 June 1954
    Attended by: Bishop of Carlisle
  • Opened
    Date: 26 June 1954
    Attended by: Miss Florence Horsburgh, Minister of Education
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3925
Current location

On left hand wall inside the entrance to the Memorial Hall
St Bees School
Main Street
St Bees
Copeland
Cumbria
CA27 0DS
England

OS Grid Ref: NX 96979 12232
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Hall with brass dedication plaque on wooden backboard on left hand wall of the entrance. Text is surmounted by the school coat of arms.
Inscription
THIS HALL WAS ERECTED IN MEMORY OF / THE OLD BOYS OF ST BEES SCHOOL WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939-1945
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
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5 mm, height 305 mm, width 740 mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 15 mm, height 335 mm, width 770 mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Of the £34,300, £17,490 had been raised by several appeals to school old boys - 600 of whom contributed.
Memorial: £34,300

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • West Cumberland Times 22/7/1953 page 1e-f
  • West Cumberland Times 19/6/1954 page 7a-b
  • West Cumberland Times 30/6/1954 page 1d-e

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