Memorial Details

Memorial

Memorial garden all wars Kenilworth Avenue

Reference

A17.42

Place

ASHINGTON

Which war

a. 1914-18 b. 1939-45 c. Subsequent conflicts.

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Dedicated 6th November 2015. The official opening will take place in 2016

Memorial Description

Garden
The Statue A17.27 has been turned through 90º and placed on a new pedestal of brick with shallow coping set on two low square steps which in turn sit on a raised circular platform.
The plaques bearing the names are back in shallow alcoves.
A flagpole has been provided beside the statue.
Groups of trees have been planted and there are trees round the edge of the garden.
Round the edge are various seats, each bearing a dedication.
Also, there are display boards which give information on various themes: “Ashington At War”, “Digging for Victory – the Bevin Boys”, “The Battle Goes on – Conflicts since the Second World War” “Remembrance”, “Boer War - South Africa 1899-1902”; “Hugh Cairns VC and DCM”

Materials used

Brick pedestal. For statue see A17.17.

Names

Who commissioned

Ashington Town Council

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Hugh Massey, Architects, Planning and Landscape Consultants, South Moor

Notes

1. The site of the garden is outside the former library building where the memorial has always been. The whole has been tidied up, fenced and planted.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Stephen Humphrey; J. Brown; Margaret Ellison

External web link

Additional Research documents (click to download)

Research acknowledgements

Stephen Humphrey; Margaret Ellison; J. Brown

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Memorial garden all wars Kenilworth Avenue (A17.42)

 
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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story