Racing Stables Mission plaque

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Reference WMO255817

Address:

The Racing Centre

Fred Archer Way

Newmarket

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The Racing Stables Mission was actually a completely separate entity to the Astley Club, being more concerned with the spiritual needs of the racing lads, whilst the Astley Club, on Vicarage Road, was more in tune to their recreational needs. The Mission was located in Park Lane, up a little lane almost opposite the junction of Park Lane with Park Avenue. When the Mission closed the plaque was taken into care by the Astley Club and moved with them to the present site in Fred Archer Way. The plaque went missing for a while, but it was being stored with the Racing Museum. It is now (2015) safely re-installed in the Club, now known as the Newmarket Racing Centre. I suspect it will continue to be known as the Astley Club !. All that remains is for me to get a more up to date photograph This plaque is of particular significance since in some cases it is currently the only link between the casualty and Newmarket. Hopefully for some lads who may have been apprentices or jockeys, the racing records may eventually reveal more information about them, although in the grand scheme of things, horses histories were always more assiduously recorded than humans
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RACING STABLES MSSION NEWMARKET // THIS TABLE IS ERECTED // TO THE GLORY OF GOD // AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS // WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES // IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 // (names in 3 columns) // FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY

left column:- C.ALDERSON // A.BREMBER // B.CROOK // C.FRIEDLANDER // R.KIRBY // V.MARSHALL // S.PINCHEON // G.STERRY // J.TIMMINS (centre column:-) J.BENTLEY // F.BROOKS // A.CUFF // J.HEAD // P.LAKE // T.NADEN // F.RIPPINGTON // H.SWANN // W.TOON (right column:-) A.BOWERS // F.CALLOW // T.FIELDS // T.JENNINGS // A.J.LANCASTER // J.PENGILLY // H.SIMPSON // E.TAYLOR // T.WHITAKER

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