Grantham's memorial

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Reference WMO263876

Address:

St Giles Parish Church, Scartho

Church lane

Scartho

North East Lincolnshire

Grimsby

DN33 2EX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Pillar/column
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • 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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ERECTED BY JOSEPH GRANTHAM 1920 ON THE 24TH SEP. 1916 A BOMB FROM A GERMAN ZEPPELIN FELL ON THIS SPOT AND 13 MORE IN THE PARISH. NO ONE WAS HURT THE CHURCH AND OTHER PROPERTY WAS DAMAGED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE WAR 1914 - 1919

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