On original site
Lectern or Desk
About the memorial:
An appeal has been issued for funds for the provision of a memorial to the old boys of the Louth Grammar School who fell in the second world war, which will take form of an oak lectern. It is estimated that the cost of the memorial will be £100, and the appeal, which has been issued, is sponsored by Ald. Lill (the warden), Mr. Hedley Ware (headmaster), Mr. Brian Brailsford (senior prefect), Mr. W. A. Markham (president of the Old Ludensian Club), and Mr. F. G. Wright (chairman of the Parents Association).
The appeal states: "Thirty Old Ludensians fell in the war that has just ended. After the previous war the Old Ludensian Club collected a considerable sum of money, the bulk of which was used to endow a Memorial Scholarship for Old Ludensians, and the remainder to place a war memorial in the school hall. The present juncture in the affairs of the nation and of the school, and possibly the general public sentiment on the subject, make a large project inappropriate on this occasion. But we feel strongly that there should at least be set up in the school some visible memorial, recording their names, and serving to remind successive generations of Ludensians of the sacrifice and example of these brave men. At a meeting of the Old Ludensian Club the members approved of the suggestion that this memorial should take the form on an oak lectern for use in the school hall. Mr. S. Phillips Dales, an Old Ludensian, and one of the architects of the present school buildings, was invited to design it, and a drawing made by the wood carver who would carry out the work i8s printed opposite. The lectern would be of unstained oak, the school coat of arms and background of the columns being coloured. The names of the fallen would be incised and gilded on the side panels in Gilt lettering. We suggest that this should be a joint work undertaken by the present members of the school, the Old Ludensians, and the parents of present and past boys. In order that the largest possible number of people of people may participate, we have in mind the sum of 5s. as the normal donation, though some who had close associations with those whose names will be on the memorial may wish to give more. The hon. secretary of the Old Ludensian Club, Mr. A. W. Searby, Hillcrest, Charles Street, Louth, has kindly offered to receive subscriptions."
Louth Standard – February 1 1947 [4689-91]
Oak lectern 1180mm high x 540 wide [630 at base x 300 deep [470 at base.]
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