Wesleyan Church (Former), Blackboys

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Reference WMO254483

Address:

Chapel Lane

Blackboys

TN22 5LB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Until 2012, the four stone tablets were rendered over. They were uncovered during renovation work. Tablets 1 and 2 were in poor condition but were readable and have been restored. Tablets 3 and 4 were severely damaged and unreadable. They were therefore rendered over to prevent water ingress. Fortunately, a ledger held at the East Sussex County Records Office ('Bills and accounts for work done on the new chapel - NMB/7/1/3/1-12 1924 - 1925) has an entry for an unveiling ceremony on 19th November 1924 which listed the names (but not the exact wording) on the tablets together with the costs. The names on tablets 3 and 4 are on the Framfield War Memorial, which gave us their dates of death. As we have no record of the exact wording on tablets 3 and 4, we have based the wording on that used on tablets 1 and 2. Tablets 1 and 2 are incised. Tablets 3 and 4 are painted.
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Tablet 1 - IN LOVING MEMORY OF HUBERT THORPE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1916 Tablet 2 - IN LOVING MEMORY OF BENJAMIN COGAN EDWARDS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1918 Tablet 3 - IN MEMORY OF ERNEST WREN AND ALBERT WREN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1916 & 1917 Tablet 4 - IN MEMORY OF JAMES LEWIS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1918

Edwards, Benjamin Cogan Lewis, James Thorpe, Hubert Wren, Albert Wren, Ernest

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