Blyth First World War Memorial - List Entry

  • Description

    "....The memorial stands at the north-western entrance to Ridley Park, alongside the Boer War and Second World War memorials. It comprises a granite pylon, c 4m tall, raised on a large base and two shallow steps. Loosely modelled on Sir Edwin Lutyens’ Whitehall Cenotaph, the plyon dies back in three stages. A wreath is carved in relief on the middle stage whilst the lower stage bears bronze name plaques on three sides. The principal dedicatory inscription is carved into the granite of the base, reading 1914 – 1918/ IN REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE MEN OF BLYTH WHO ENDURED GREAT HARDSHIPS,/ ACHIEVED GLORIOUS DEEDS, AND DIED FOR FREEDOM/ AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR....."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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