Installing the War Memorial, Red Lion Square, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:24th of April 1992

Description:Newcastle-under-Lyme did not have a war memorial until 1992. A simple obelisk design was drawn up and made by local sculptor John McKenna. The granite memorial does not include the names of the fallen, instead a simple design of three crosses was chosen.


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1800s
View from Red Lion Square, Newcastle-under-Lyme looking south
View from Red Lion Square, Newcastle-under-Lyme looking south

Watercolour by James Hulse of a view looking from Red Lion Square towards the High ...

1840s
Red Lion Square, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Red Lion Square, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A pencil and coloured wash by John Whessell. This drawing captures Red Lion Square ...

1870s
Red Lion Square, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Red Lion Square, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The stone building in the centre of this photograph was used at one time as the ...

1890s
The junction of Red Lion Square and  Merrial Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The junction of Red Lion Square and Merrial Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Taken in 1895 this photograph shows the shops that lined the junction between Red ...

1910s
The High Street,  Newcastle-under-Lyme, during a Zeppelin air raid
The High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, during a Zeppelin air raid

Sunset sky, lamps creating diffused light on a dim High Street through which the ...

1940s
Wedding Dress, worn by Lillian May Kettle, WW2
Wedding Dress, worn by Lillian May Kettle, WW2

This was worn by Lillian May Kettle when she married Ernest Kettle at St Giles' ...

1950s
Church Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Church Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Demolition of building formerly Moody's Saddler opposite St. Giles' Church.

1980s
Sunshine and Showers, Red Lion Square, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Sunshine and Showers, Red Lion Square, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Painted by artist Alf Fallows in 1981 this watercolour depicts Red Lion Square in ...

2000s
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This waterclour produced in 2001 by artist Alf Fallows depicts a nostalgic Newcastle ...

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Creators: Mr Geoff Eabry - Creator

Image courtesy of: Mr Michael Pitstow

Donor ref:Nm.2019.100.1 (22/43005)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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