Men and Women of Hartlepool
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|OS Map Ref:||NZ 507 325|
1914 + 1919 + 1939 + 1945/ IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN OF THIS TOWN/ WHO AT THEIR COUNTRY'S/ CALL LEFT ALL THAT WAS/ DEAR TO THEM TO HAZARD/ THEIR LIVES THAT OTHERS/ MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ THINE O LORD IS THE VICTORY E M ARE EX INDUSTRIA/ (Names)
|PLAQUES/PANELS WITH NAMES||BRONZE||4FT||3FT 2IN|| ||Good|
|OBELISK||GRANITE - ABERDEEN||12000MM|| || ||Good|
Obelisk on tapering shaft flanked by two stone walls bearing names plaques. Whole stands on five stepped base in shallow paved area. Dedicatory inscription incised on sunken panel on the front of the plinth.
Laurel wreath raised in bas relief at top front of the obelisk.
Wars Commemorated & People Remembered
|War||First World War (1914-1918)|
|Total names on memorial:||1545|
|Served & Returned||0|
|Is this an exact count?||Yes, an exact count|
|How are the names ordered?||surname|
|What information is listed on the memorial?|| surname|
|Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?||Yes|
|War||Second World War (1939-1945)|
|Total names on memorial:||0|
|Served & Returned||?|
|Is this an exact count?||Not known|
|How are the names ordered?||Not known|
|What information is listed on the memorial?||None|
|Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?||No|
|Are the letters difficult to read?||No|
|Who is responsible for the memorial?|
2008: Memorial was cleaned by power-washing in August. In September, work was begun on levelling the paving, improving drainage and repairing cabling under the memorial so that it could be illuminated again. Work is to take seven weeks.
C 1992: WHOLE AREA WAS RENOVATED
|Unveiling||BRIG HON CHARLES LAMBTON|
|Dedication||Bishop of Durham|
|Sponsorship Type:|| Public|
|Did this include a trust or scholarship?||No|
|Did this include a roll of honour?||NOT APPLICABLE|
|Cost of Site:||Not known|
|Cost of Memorial:||Not known|
|Comments on Costs:|
| H H Martyn and Co.||Founder/Foundry|
| GEORGE JOHN COOMBS||Architect|
|MESSRS D G SOMERVILLE AND CO||Builder|
|MESSRS A FYFE AND SON||Builder|
Listed Grade II.
Coombs died in 1921 but his design was carried out under the supervision of George Bennett Mitchell, Vice-President of the Institute of Scottish Architects - SEE FILE FOR DETAILS.
The Earl of Durham was meant to unveil the memorial but he fell ill so his brother deputised for him.
Mr Ernest Newton, RA, adjudicated the design competition.
|Form / Letter:||F|
|Drawings / Plans:||No|
|Publication Name||Author||Date Published||Page / Date||Other Information|
|Council or Committee Minutes|| || ||06 May 1919|| |