Bedlington

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Reference WMO90607

Address:

Front Street

Bedlington

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: War Memorial, by R Oliver. Granite and sandstone. Low stone kerbs and pillars surround, short approach with flanking walls and eight stone steps up. Celtic cross with inverted torch to shaft and stone wreath at foot. Mounted on 2-tier pedestal with stepped base;HISTORY: commissioned by the War Memorial Committee, designed and sculpted by R Oliver of local Hewarth stone and unveiled on the 20th January 1923 by W. W Burden of Hartford House. It was erected by a mixture of public subscription, the Bedlington Soldier's and Sailor's fund and Bedlingtonshire Urban District Council. Sources: North East War Memorials Project Ref 33767
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The words "FOR HOME AND DUTY" inscribed on base of shaft. Upper pedestal bears names of fallen in five columns on front and single columns to either side; lower pedestal has names from 1939 -1945 on front and sides and inscription "THESE FELL IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR/1914-918/REMEMBERED BY DEEDS NOBLY DONE/HEROES EVERYONE" and "THESE FELL IN 1939-1945 IN WORLD WAR II"

Grade II (England)

1391432

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