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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
Moray
Town
Hopeman
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Mr Alister Morrison (Architect)
Mr Jas Millar (Mason)
Mr J Robertson (Carpenter)
Mr Masson (Slater)
Mr Gordon (Plumber)
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: 5 May1920
    Attended by: Mr Gordon Duff
  • Opened
    Date: 11September 1925
    Attended by: Lord Forres
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 3 September1924
    Attended by: Mr George Slater CBE of Aberdeen (contributed over one fourth of estimate cost of £2100)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8715
Current location

Memorial Hall
Farquhar Street
Hopeman
Moray
Grampian
IV30 5SL
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NJ 14513 69343
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial hall built of sandstone, a granite tablet is attached with an inscription in black lettering. Another inscription is on the gable end of the roof. The building on the left (West) was the Drill Hall.
Inscription
On gable end: ERECTED / TO THE MEMORY OF / THE HOPEMAN MEN / WHO MADE THE / SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 Tablet-TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS VILLAGE/ WHO FELL IN TWO GREAT WORLD WARS/ 1914-1919/ (NAMES)/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brand, James
Brand, Robt.
Bruce, John
Bruce, Wm.
Clark, Eric
Corrigal, John
Davidson, Wm.
Duff, R. T. Gordon
Edward, A. F.
Lambert, G.
See details for all 68 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 49
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 49
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Hall
    Measurements: depth 2150mm, width 1350mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Roof
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Condition
History
In 2014 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £4,190 for the replacement of the existing timber flooring within the main hall which was in poor condition, due to wear and tear. The new timber floor has allowed for the continual use, of this much used hall, by local groups and members of the community who enjoy taking part in an extensive range of activities. Later in 2014 War Memorials Trust offered a further grant of £3,750 for repair works to the hall roof. Water damage to the areas of the memorial hall had occurred following storms. On inspection of the roof it was clear that a number of roof repairs were required to stop the problem and to prevent similar damage in other areas of the hall. Essential repair works to the memorials hall roof and rainwater gutters and downpipes was carried out. Defective pointing and stone work repairs at roof level were undertaken. In addition missing or damage slates, flashing and rain water downpipes were installed. Like for like replacement were also be undertaken to the damaged flat roofing; 2016-In addition to the grant funded work to replace the flooring of the hall, work has recently been undertaken to the plaque above the main entrance door. Some areas of the lettering has become eroded and as such localised sharpening of the incised lettering was undertaken by hand and the inscription was re-painted to improve the legibility
Costs

Comments: 1920 Site presented by Mr Gordon Duff - 30 acres September 1924 Mr George Slater gave over one fourth of the estimated cost of £2100 September 1925 Lord Forres gave £50 towards the debt on the hall and Mr R. Innes Cameron (distiller from Elgin) gave a cheque for £100

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: 1920 Hopeman War Memorial Committee Committee of Management of the Memorial Hall
Sponsorship
Public
Details: The hall was constructed solely from donations by local people to be a permanent memorial to the many men of the village who lost their lives in the First World War. As such it continues to hold a special place in the hearts of the residents of Hopeman.
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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