Talbot House (Toc H)


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Reference WMO/283183

Address:

Talbot House (now a private residence)

8 Westoe Road

Westoe

South Shields

NE33 3DZ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other structure/building
Materials:
  • Glass Glass
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: No lettering
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: An 18th century farmhouse, rented by Toc H since WW1, but purchased in 1944 as a permanent war memorial. It included a canteen, lounge, reading room, warden's quarters, bedroom and chapel. The Chapel was endowed in memory of Major Launcelot Chapman, killed Flanders 1917, and nursing sister Miss Marion Dorothy Chapman VAD, died in Alexandria 1918. During WW1 the house gave shelter to 15,000 servicemen, served more than 80,000 meals and 1.5 million cups of tea.
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