Sunday, March 09, 2014

Moor Row and Scalegill War Memorial, Cumbria

 1. Moor Row and Scalegill War Memorial, Cumbria
 2. The original war memorial dedication  (1921)
3. Names of villagers who lost their lives in WW1

4. WW2 dedication (1948) 
[Listing the villagers who died in the 1939 - 1945 war]
For additional information click on 'Comments' below. 
========================================

4 Comments:

Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information

Moor Row and Scalegill

Moor Row is a West Cumbrian village situated about 2.5 miles (c. 4 Kms.) to the north of the market town of Egremont. Formerly, it was at a railway junction which was used for passenger and goods traffic, especially iron ore which was extensively mined in the area.

The development of the railways and iron ore mining in the latter half of the 19th Century and the early part of the 20th Century led to the immigration of families from other traditional mining areas. Moor Row became the new home for many former Cornish mining families who brought with them the familiar names of Cornwall, such as Padstow and Penzance Street. The Cornish men and women also brought with them a tradition of Non-Conformist worship. Until well into the 20th Century there were three Non-Conformist chapels in the village - Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist and United Methodist Free Church.

In the late 20th Century and early 20th Century a modern science and technology park has been developed at Ingwell on the outskirts of the village. The park has been developed in the grounds of Ingwell Hall, the former home of the Lindow family. Moor Row is also on the first day's walk of the 'Coast to Coast' long distance footpath (St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay) developed by Alfred W. Wainwright and the 'C 2 C' cycle route.
----------------

The Moor Row and Scalegill War Memorial

The Moor Row and Scalegill War Memorial [Photograph No. 1] is located in the centre of the village and commemorates the villagers who died in the two World Wars. It was originally dedicated on Sunday 23 October 1921 by Mr. H. Bonney, B.A., with an inscription on the front face of the plinth [Photograph No. 2]. There are 42 names listed on the memorial from the 1914 - 1918 war which are engraved on the other three faces of the plinth [Photograph No. 3].

On Remembrance Sunday 14 November 1948 a separate tablet was unveiled at the front of the memorial, dedicated to the memory of the 12 villagers who lost their lives in the 1939 - 1945 war. The names are also listed on the tablet [Photograph No. 4]. It was unveiled by Regimental Q.M.S. J.M. Thompson, R.A.M.C.
------------------

Sunday, 09 March, 2014  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Transcription of the WW1 dedication and names

The original dedication on the war memorial reads as follows:

"Moor Row and Scalegill Memorial

To the Glory of God
And
In ever grateful memory of the
Men who sacrificed their lives for
Truth and Right in the Great War
1914 - 1918

They shall not grow old,
As we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning, we will remember them.

Unveiled by H. Bonney, B.A.
Oct. 23rd 1921"
.......................

These are the 42 names listed on the memorial from the 1914- 1918 war:

H. Fisher
P. Palmer
S. Fulton
H. Walker
T. Bryan
T. Glover
A. Glover
J.W. Wilkinson
L. Chapple
C. Nicholson
E. Hold
J. Errington
H. Cranke
J. Hadwin
B. Eilbeck
W.T.H. Phillips
T.B. Jackson
C. Ferguson
H. Lancaster
W. Faragher
T. Faragher
J. O'Neile
J. Steadman
B. Mitchell
T. Nanson
R. Robinson
W. Southward
W. Murray
A. Irving
J. Irving
W. Irving
R. Steele
F. Wright
C. Wright
J. Smith
R. Coad
J. Young
W. Cresswell
A. Hunter
J. Bowness
T. Young
Dr. J. James
-----------------------

Sunday, 09 March, 2014  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Transcription of the WW2 dedication and names

The WW2 dedication and the list of names on the war memorial is as follows:

"In Grateful Memory
Of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice in the War
1939 - 1945

They Live Forever

Unveiled by
R.Q.M.S. J.M. Thompson, R.A.M.C.
Nov. 14th 1948"
..........................

These are the 14 names listed from the 1939 - 1945 war:

T.L. Williams
L. Thompson
E. Jeffery
J. Cox
K. Rae
H. Thompson
R.H. Moyle
J.B. Bewley
J. Smith
A. Higgin
K.V. Hornell
E. Bone
-----------------

Sunday, 09 March, 2014  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Dedication

This article is dedicated to the memory of the villagers of Moor Row who lost their lives in the two World Wars.

Let us remember them!

"Went the day well?
We died and never knew.
But, well or ill,
Freedom, we died for you."

[John Maxwell Edmonds (1875 - 1958)]
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Sunday, 09 March, 2014  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home