On original site
Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Inscribed on a plaque
- First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial:
Memorial to the bomb dropped by a zeppelin in Churchyard
In the churchyard, surrounded by all the gravestones is a tall shaft of polished red granite surmounted by an urn, standing on a plinth of granite. This memorial to the day that the People of Scartho were spared from injury, when a stick of bombs were dropped from a zeppelin, was erected by a Joseph Grantham and unveiled on Thursday 23rd of September, 1920, almost four years from the day that the raid occurred, which was the 24th September, 1916. The ‘Grimsby News’, in its edition the next day described the stone being unveiled by Rev. J. Sheldon of Beelsby assisted by Rev. W. J. Russell, superintendant minister of the Wesleyan Methodists in Grimsby. Joseph Grantham, paid for the memorial, and T.E. Ridal stonemasons of Scartho Road, Grimsby supplied the stone and erected the memorial into position. The name of this company is on the memorial.The memorial measures 3160mm high, and 1000mm in circumference at it widest point.
The 3 separate bases in ‘wedding cake’ style, measure from top to bottom, 410mm square, 560mm square, 790mm square.
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