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Whitley Bay Civil Defence Service and Special Constabulary

Town or City: Whitley Bay
County: Tyne and Wear
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM3942

Value of grant: £125.00
Type of memorial: Non-Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2002

UKNIWM reference number: 17738

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Whitley Bay Miss Doris Ewbank and Civil Defence war memorials © J Pasby, 2009Whitley Bay Civil Defence Service and Special Constabulary memorial takes the form of a garden with pool (now converted into a flower bed) dedicated by a small granite plaque with black lead lettering (WM3942). Alongside this memorial is another plaque dedicated to Miss Doris Ewbank (WM941). Both plaques are placed in front of flowerbeds, above the path.

In August 2002 War Memorials Trust gave £250 towards the cleaning and re-lettering of memorial plaques to Miss Ewbank and her colleagues at the Whitley Bay Civil Defence.

The inscription on the memorial reads:

Whitley Bay Civil Defence war memorial © J Pasby, 2009This garden and pool
Has been provided to commemorate those of the
Civil Defence Service and Special Constabulary
of the Whitley Bay Urban District
who gave their lives in the war 1939-1945

The pool has since been converted into a flower bed. 

The restored plaque was rededicated on 13th November 2002 at a service led by Rev. Dr. Chris Knight of St. Mary’s Church. Police, war veterans and councillors, as well as some current pupils of Backworth School and two other local schools, attended the ceremony.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM3942
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 17738

North East War Memorials Project reference W84.13

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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