Memorial Details

South Tyneside Photo STH0002802
Laygate Primitive Methodist Church c1901


Reading desk and Bible Served 1914-18 Laygate Primitive Methodist





Map ref

NZ 362663

Original Location

Laygate Primitive Methodist Church, 73 to 81 Laygate Lane, South Shields NE33 4JJ

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 13th August 1921 by Mr. J.R. Sharp

Memorial Description

Reading desk and a specially bound Bible containing a Roll of Honour and a memorial on parchment.

Materials used

Polished mahogany desk.


To the glory of God and in honour of those who served 1914-1918


(103 names of those who served). TRANSCRIPT NEEDED

How money was raised

Surplus from Soldiers’ Fund


1. The Church was demolished.

2. A visitor to a NEWMP event in 2012, had queried the whereabouts of the reading desk and bible from this church, and remarked that the "Reading desk was taken to a parishioner's house for safe keeping, and the bible was given to the last vicar of the church." However could not remember the date or name of the people involved.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Shields Daily Gazette 10/08/1921 reports proposed unveiling; 15/08/1921 reports unveiling.

Oral story for note 2 NEWMP History event 2012

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Michael Mulhern

Research In Progress

The names on this memorial are being researched by Peter Hoy. Contact:

Reading desk and Bible Served 1914-18 Laygate Primitive Methodist (S86.152)

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story