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Rededication Service for WWI Memorial, Scunthorpe, 3rd March 2013

DISCOVERY OF “LOST” WW1 WESLEYAN MEMORIAL TABLET IN LOCAL METHODIST CHURCH!

Patricia Smith M.B.E. - Secretary "Friends of the Crosby Angel"

This Tablet, was probably originally displayed above the rostrum in Trinity Methodist Church, formerly on the corner of Wells Street and High Street, Scunthorpe, and was saved on the demolition of the Church. British Home Stores was built on the site (now Primark) in the early 1960's.

Having been stored for nearly 50 years for safe keeping at St. Mark's Methodist Church, (built in 1962 replacing Trinity Methodist Church), the Tablet needed renovation. Now beautifully restored by a professional conservator, it is ready for Rededication and permanent positioning in Old Brumby United Church (formerly St Mark's Methodist Church, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.)

Preliminary research reveals that the fathers of two of the men commemorated, Eric HEATON and Cyril CLEGG, were Methodist Ministers.

"Friends of the Crosby Angel" (of which the conservator mentioned above is a member) researched the 60 names on the Angel War Memorial (in the playground of Crosby Primary School, Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe). They found In the Lincolnshire "Star", dated Saturday 17th January 1920, an article describing the moving impressive unveiling service for the Wesleyan Memorial Tablet, which they were thrilled subsequently to discover still existed! Seven men on the Crosby Angel are also on the Tablet.

The "Friends" published "The Crosby Angel - A Community's War Memorial" book in October 2008, including this article. Book sales enabled the "Angel" to be restored, and was Rededicated in May 2010 by the Rt. Revd. David Rossdale, Bishop of Grimsby.

A Rededication Service for the Tablet is scheduled for Sunday 3rd March 2013 at 10.30 a.m.; relatives of all those on it are invited to attend, plus local dignitaries, representatives from the Royal British Legion and Forces Veterans Associations. All are most welcome.

The Wesleyan Memorial Tablet Rededication, 92 years after its original Dedication, would be greatly enhanced by additional information from relatives of those who are commemorated on the Tablet.

Their names are given below, and anyone with information or memorabilia about them should contact Patricia Smith as soon as possible.

E-mail: p.smith55@ntlworld.com
Telephone: 01724 843136

Patricia still has available copies of the book "A Crosby Angel - A Community's War Memorial" for a donation of £5 each. Proceeds are being sent to the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.


World War I, 1914-1918:

(those names in BOLD are also on the Crosby Angel War Memorial)

ARRAND, Edmund Bernard
AXE, Walter
BELLAMY, Frank William
BUDWORTH, Norman
CLEGG, Cyril Thompson
COWDELL, Cyril
CROSS, Charles William
DODDS, John Reginald
FISHER, John William
HALES, Alfred
HANBY, William James
HARPER, William
HEATON, Eric Rupert
HINDMARSH, Albert
HOLT, John
MADDISON, Albert
MARRIS, John Henry
MARSHALL, Richard Henry
PLATT, Edwin
PLATT, Herbert
POGSON, James Jabez
POPPLE, Tom
RUSLING, William
SELLARS, Frank Edward
SELLARS, Arthur Herbert
STAMPE, George Henry
SYLVESTER, Frank Clifford
TURNER, George
VESSEY, William John
WATKIN, Robert
WOOD, Thomas Neal

World War II, 1939-45:

L.A.C. DAVID EAST DOUGLAS 23rd August 1940

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