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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Table
District
City Of Aberdeen
Town
Aberdeen
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Messrs J. and A. Ogilvie, Aberdeen (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 November 1930
    Attended by: Mrs J. M. Stephen, wife of the senior elder of the ehurch
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9 November 1930
    Attended by: The preacher the morning service will be Professor James A. Robertson
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
84181

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Current location

33
North Church
King Street
Aberdeen
City Of Aberdeen
Grampian
AB24 5AA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 94410 06519
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
From newspaper report Two seats in front of the choir and platform extended to accommodate the war memorial. "This consists of a handsome carved mahogany communion table, on the front panels of which appear in letters of gold over forty names of parishioners who fell in the war. The table is the work of Messrs J. and A. Ogilvie, Aberdeen. " The building is now an Arts Centre. Location of the memorial not known.
Inscription
[unknown]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Table
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Mahogany
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 08 November 1930 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19301108/141/0008 BRIGHTER CHURCH SCHEME. North and Trinity Changes. WAR MEMORIAL TO BE UNVEILED. It is singularly appropriate that North and Trinity Church should be re-opened on Armistice Sunday, as the memorial to men of the congregation who fell in the Great War will be unveiled and dedicated at the morning service. During the last few months the church has been closed for redecoration and for the installation of a new heating system and electric light. With the transference of the city churches to the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland, following the union of the Churches, the Town Council of Aberdeen provided some £1150 for restoring the building. The scheme did not include either new heating or electric lighting installation, but the congregation, through the kirk session, genorouslv undertook those improvements at an additional cost of some £300. Brighter Church. The general scheme has been bring everything into harmony, and make the building brighter The walls have been done in a light stone-coloured oil paint. The exceedingly fine ceiling has been cleaned and restored. All the seating accommodation and other woodwork have been grained to tone with the organ box. The fine mahogany pulpit still forms the centre-piece, and the beauty of its carving is enhanced by the new scheme of colouring. The lighting is done entirely from the roof, and consists of reflector lamps, so placed that no glare reaches the eyes of the congregation. The modern system of heating ensures an evenly distributed heat all over the church. War Memorial Two seats immediately in front the choir have been removed and the choir platform extended to accommodate the war memorial. This consists of a handsome carved mahogany communion table, on the front panels of which appear in letters of gold over forty names of parishioners who fell in the war. The table is the work of Messrs J. and A. Ogilvie, Aberdeen. At the side of the communion table is the new baptismal font, executed in the finest Carrara marble. The font, executed by Mr John G. Duncan, Rosebank Granite Works, is the gift of Mrs George Walker as a memorial to her husband, who was ordained to eldership in the North Church in 1874, and who died two years ago. The scheme of decoration was done entirely under the direction Messrs George Bennett Mitchell and Son. Special Services. Special services have been arranged to mark the re-opening of the church tomorrow. At the morning service the war memorial will be unveiled by Mrs J. M. Stephen, wife of the senior elder of the ehurch. The baptismal font will be unveiled by the donor. The preacher the morning service will be Professor James A. Robertson, and in the evening the Rev. C. V. A. MacEchern, minister of the church.
  • The Vault: North Parish Church www.silvercityvault.org.uk/index.php?a=ViewItem&key=SnsiTiI6NTUsIlAiOnsiaXRlbWlkIjoiOTU1NjYiLCJwZXJjZW50VGVybXNUb01hdGNoIjoiMC42IiwibWF4UXVlcnlUZXJtcyI6IjIwIiwibWluRG9jRnJlcSI6IjEiLCJtaW5UZXJtRnJlcSI6IjEifX0&pg=15&WINID=1459987200041#1s7VEbdyDQMAAAFrqX1XIw/1253
  • Aberdeen City HER - NJ90NW0121 - NORTH CHURCH, ABERDEEN online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/smrpub/master/detail.aspx?tab=main&refno=NJ90NW0121
  • POWiS: North Church, Aberdeen www.scottishchurches.org.uk/sites/site/id/337/name/North+Church,+Aberdeen+Aberdeen+Grampian

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