Free and Independent Order of Mechanics, Egremont Castle Lodge, WW1 Roll of Honour (Lost)


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Reference WMO/270676

Address:

Formerly at present NatWest building

Market Place

Egremont

England

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Status: Lost/missing
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
Materials:
  • Unknown Unknown
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The NatWest building was previously the Lodge Premises. From there it may then have passed into private hands in Accrington. No other details are known. The only reference to this is in a letter dated 1992 to Whitehaven Library, asking for more details of the lodge and the parent Friendly Society, and enquiring about a future home. The file was being sifted in April 2019 when the correspondence was found, but has an inconclusive conclusion. Note this Society was a breakaway group from the Independent Order and seems to have been predominantly a North of England organisation, their last trace in the modern County of Cumbria was a very active branch at Elterwater, which closed c 1951 after their charitable function had been superceded by the advent of the National Health Service. Local enquiries have been made, but this seems to be lost. A photocopy was requested for local use in 1992, but extensive enquiries among past and present Library Staff have not proven that such a photocopy was ever provided. There was no mention of its creation in the local press. The file is currently (June 2020) inaccessible due to impending building work at the Archives. It is not currently expected to be accessible again before the year 2022.
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