Collection AR46 - Parish Church War Memorial Papers

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AR46

Title

Parish Church War Memorial Papers

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  • 1920 - 1993 (Creation)

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17 items

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(n.d.)

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Archival history

The papers are those of Herbert C. Oswald; with additional material inserted by G.A. Oswald. Donated by Geoffrey A. Oswald , in two groups, in June 1993 (AR46/1,AR46/3/6-8 and AR46/3/10) and in April 1994 (remainder).

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Accession Number: A60

Parish Church War Memorial Papers

One bundle of papers re the erection of the Parish Church War Memorial. Catalogued with AR46.

Item date: 1921-1922

Accession date: 12/4/1994

Custodial history: Inherited from HC Oswald, Hon Treasurer of the Parish Church War Memorial appeal, and donors grandfather

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Minutes of the Parish Church War Memorial Sub-Committee, 1921; with other associated papers re the erection of the War Memorial; and copy correspondence etc re the recutting of the inscription 1987-1988. The proposal for a War Memorial to be erected in the churchyard of the Parish Church was agreed by the parish authorities in 1920. A War Memorial Sub-Committee (of the Parochial Church Council) was set up, with Herbert C. Oswald as Hon. Treasurer. An appeal was launched, and a design commissioned from CM Oldrid Scott (architect). (Advice on the siting was also received from Henry Berney, architect but ignored). The initial proposed cost was about 163700: Scotts design subsequently had to be modified to reduce the cost, although the total bill eventually came to 163674. The memorial was consturcted by C Ebbutt Sons; and was dedicated on 11 Feb 1922. The badly eroded inscription was recut in 1988, at the expense of GA Oswald, grandson of HC Oswald.

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  • English

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See also Ronald Cox, At the going down of the sun....; an account of Croydons War Memorials (CNHSS, 1992) S70(731.7)COX, National inventory of War Memorials (Croydon), record C69 S70 (731.7)NAT

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GB-352-ar46

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Dates of creation revision deletion

24/06/2015

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  • Box: Archive Store/2/D3