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Clasketgate Wesleyan Methodist Plaque

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Reference Name LM2840

Conflict Commemorated:WW1

Address:Now located at Bailgate Methodist Church

Parish:Lincoln

Manufacturer:M. J. Tuttell and Son

Materials Used:Plaque

Description:Built in 1836, on corner of Danesgate and Clasketgate. (Now demolished).A memorial tablet and memorial organ were installed and erected in 1924 'in commemoration of the service and sacrifice of the men of Wesley in the Great War. The builders of the organ were Messrs Abbot and Smith of Leeds, and the specification was drawn up by the organist of the chapel Mr J R Bee in consultation with the builders. The organ was of 3 Manuals compass CC to C (61 notes and a pedal organ CCC to F (30 notes). The organ was opened on the 10th September 1924 by Miss Collingham and the memorial tablet was unveiled at the same service by Mrs Edward Harrision. The cost of the organ was £3,400. On the front of the organ was a large plate, inscribed "To the Glory of God, and in ever grateful memory of Lincoln Wesley men who gave themselves in the service or in sacrifice in the Great War 1914-1918." The memorial tablet - effectively designed by Messrs. M. J. Tuttell and Son - is of white Sicilian marble, in the Perpendicular style, with a background if Red Ogwell Devonshire, rising from an oak shelf, and bears the following inscription:-

Inscription:TO THE /GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / (First column) APPLEWHITE, WM. EDGAR ELVIN, JOSEPH, GYLEE, WALTER HARRIS, ROLAND, W. HARRISON, WILFRED, E. HIRD, HAROLD. MAKINS, F.E. BASIL. OLDHAM, R EDWARD. RAWDING, J CHARLES. UPCRAFT, BURTON. (Second Column) BURWELL, CHARLES GOUDIE, ALEC, M. HARRIS, J, WALTER HARRISON, WALTER W HARRISON, WILLIAM J. HODGSON, EDGAR, B. MOSLEY, JAMES. W. PARDOE, GEORGE S. SELBY, FREDERICK C. WHITAKER, SIDNEY, G LINCOLN WESLEY MEN, WHO FOR THE SACRED CAUSE OF LIBERTY AND HUMANITY ENDURED EVEN UNTO DEATH IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. The Remembrance of them is as music Ecclesiates XLiX.1.1

Sources Used:Lincolnshire Chronicle, dated 13, September 1924.

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