The Helper Memorial - Escape Lines Memorial Society

Submit a new image

Reference WMO266711

Address:

Eden Camp Museum

MALTON

MALTON

YO17 6RT

England

Open large map
Edit memorial name, location & address
Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Composite
Materials:
  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
  • Stone Slate
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The main part of memorial has been created from two lumps of granite (approx. 4.5 tonnes) quarried from St Giron in the South of France. The significance of the rocks origins being that St Giron was a collecting point for Allied servicemen who had escaped or evaded capture in Occupied Europe and who were hoping to make a 'Home Run' back to the UK over the Pyrenees, into neutral Spain and out through Spanish ports or Gibraltar. The memorial is know as the Helper memorial in tribute to those civilians of Occupied Europe who helped to hide, feed and escort Allied Servicemen along the Escape Lines, most of whom, after the war, never received the thanks and recognition that they deserved.
Edit memorial details

Grants to support the repair and conservation of war memorials are available from the charity War Memorials Trust if it has raised funds. Support is focused on war memorials in Very bad or Poor condition or where there is a serious Concern.

Before applying for a grant you should read the advice available on War Memorials Trust`s website. The What we can and cannot fund helpsheet explains what types of work the charity can fund.

If you believe your project is eligible for a grant you should complete the Pre-application enquiry form. You will need to be registered and logged in to complete this.

The Pre-application enquiry form is a series of questions to see if your project is eligible. If it is, you will need to provide further details and submit current colour photographs of the war memorial in either a png, gif, jpg or jpeg format.

You can save your Pre-application enquiry form as you go along. Once submitted War Memorials Trust will respond.

Please be aware that a summary of your enquiry, without your contact details, will appear on this page once submitted. This ensures others are aware that an enquiry has been made and can read the response to avoid duplicate enquiries. Information provided by you to us will be used for the purpose of managing the grant enquiry, for further details please read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy .

As a charity, War Memorials Trust relies on voluntary donations and every contribution, no matter how large or small, makes a really big difference to our work. Your donation will help protect and conserve war memorials for future generations so please support War Memorials Trust’s work.

The Helper Memorial is dedicated to the countless brave 'Helpers' of the occupied countries in World War Two (1939-1945) of all nationalities and faiths who assisted British and Allied Escapers and Evaders to return to Great Britain and so continue the common fight for freedom. We Remember

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required