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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Harrogate
Town
Masham
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
68398
Current location

Near White Bear Hotel
Leyburn Road
Masham
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG4 4ER
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 22353 80931
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Irregular-shaped roughcast stone of remembrance set on a rectangular stone block within a raised, stone-walled flower bed. The stone has two plaques attachd: the first is an engraving depicting images of war flanked by the inscriptions "Victory In Europe" and "Peace In Europe"; the second is a metal plaque with commemorative inscription. In front of the stone is a decorative metal-worked screen of black and red poppies.
Inscription
THIS STONE STANDS AS A MEMORIAL TO THE/ FOUR CIVILIANS AND TWO SOLDIERS KILLED/ ON THE NIGHT OF 16 APRIL 1941 WHEN/TWO ENEMY PARACHUTE MINES LANDED ON/ THIS SITE DESTROYING THE ORIGINAL/ WHITE BEAR HOTEL AND SEVERAL HOUSES./ THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY THE EARL OF SWINTON ON THE/ 8TH MAY 1995 THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY/ (Names...)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Page, H C
Scaife, A
Scaife, H
Sweet, A L
Watkinson, D
Watkinson, E I
See details for all 6 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal, Paint - Oil
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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