- 1920 - 1993 (Creation)
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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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