Girl's Friendly Society Lectern

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Reference WMO263953

Address:

St Peter's Church

St Peter's Avenue

Cleethorpes

DN35 8HT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Lectern or Desk
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Mahogany
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Mary Townsend started the Girls' Friendly Society in 1875 with the encouragement of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The GFS offered care, friendship and support to young working women, protecting them from social exploitation and abuse. This war memorial was standing in a side chapel when I visited the church in March 2004. The memorial measures 1300mm tall x 540mm wide and 340mm in depth. It is made of a dark wood of some sort. There are some emblems on the front as seen in the above photograph, which appear to be the Keys of St Peter, the Star of David as seen in the enclosed photographs. Above these emblems and below the below the top of the lectern is a brass plate measuring 130mm x 600mm. This plate is shown below with the inscription.(see below) Above this brass plate is a decoration and on the front of the lectern, on the opposite side of the emblems is another decoration. The Girls Friendly Society was very active up to around 25 years ago in Cleethorpes, but has since been wound up.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN DEEP THANKFULNESS TO THOSE BROKEN IN BODY BY THE GREAT WAR. FROM THE GIRLS FRIENDLY SOCIETY – EASTER 1929.

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