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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Easington
Town
Murton
County
Durham
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Green (Architect)
Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 Oct 1920
    Attended by: Councillor Ross Williams
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71179
Current location

Glebe Community Centre
Durham Place
Murton
Easington
Durham
SR7 9BX
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 39871 46885
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Victoria Working Men's Club
    Murton
    Easington
    Durham
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Bronze Plaque set into a dark oak surround with side columns and ornate pediments. The words “The Great War” flanked by the dates are at the top, painted in gold serif capitals. The names are listed in three columns, the names sunk in casting and enamelled white. Right at the bottom, the words “For freedom’s cause” are deeply carved and gilded into a marble base. The dedication for 1939-45 is below the main plaque, the lettering gilded in Roman capitals.
Inscription
1914 The Great War 1919. Dedicated to the memory / of those members who made the / supreme sacrifice / 1914-1919 For Freedom’s Cause/[names]/ b. 1939-1946 Victoria Workmen’s Club/[names]/ 1939-1946
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arthur, F
Arthur, R
Baines, P
Barnes, J
Blakelock, J
Bond, H
Bond, R
Brewster, R
Brown, J
Bulmer, E
See details for all 73 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 68
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 68
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 2250mm, width 1525mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £500

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

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