Penrith Wordsworth Street Military Hospital and Canteen

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Reference WMO/272661

Address:

Methodist Church

Wordsworth Street

south wall of the Wordsworth Hall

Penrith

CA11 7QU

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Two Metal plaques each on its own backboard, one recording the use of the building in WW1 as a Military Hospital, the other its use in WW2 as a Forces Canteen
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THIS BUILDING WAS LENT TO THE/BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY/FOR A MILITARY HOSPITAL/DURING THE GREAT WAR/467 SICK AND WOUNDED WERE/TREATED HERE FROM MARCH/25TH 1915 TO MARCH 31ST 1919 IN APPRECIATION OF/THE WORK OF THE CANTEEN/FOR HM FORCES/DURING THE WORLD WAR/OCT 1941-MARCH 1946

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