Castleside St John's Church-WW2 Altar, Canopy and Roll of Honour

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Composite
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Other
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Oak Altar and Canopy, also a paper Roll of Honour in a glazed wooden frame, divided into 3 panels, which was originally fitted to the front of the altar but was later attached to the wall. The Roll of Honour has now been donated to Beamish Museum , having been replaced by a brass plaque in 2014-WMO/248380 (which also includes later conflicts). (the Church remains open for worship). It would be useful to know if the Altar and (in particular) the Canopy survive. If so it would probably be better to separate them out to a linked separate report.(the
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Panel 1-REMEMBER/][names in no order]; Panel 2-BEFORE GOD/+/The Altar Table/and Canopy were/placed in this Church/in memory of those/from this Parish and/neighbourhood who/laid down their lives in/the Second Great War/1939-1945/"In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die"; Panel 3- FOR GOOD/[names in no obvious order- an overall total of 21 names]

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