Following on from the success of our interactive database, commemorative book and exhibition, the project is continuing it's task with a memorial garden and a series of individual Memorial Plaques on Tynemouth Borough residences (where property still survives) of men who died. The garden, within Linskill Community Centre, will also feature a wall of remembrance - showing details of all casualties on a street by street basis. To be dedicated on the 25th October 2015 (subject to final confirmation).
Meeting the costs of manufacturing and installing the plaques, boards, memorial wall and provision for ongoing garden maintenance is estimated at £10,000.
We have already received more than £2,500 from a number of individual donors. Your donation to this important and lasting part of the project will be gratefully welcomed. 1,850 donations of as little as £6 (the number of casualties from the Borough) would secure the completion of these projects
Donations can be made in person at the Project Workroom (B9) Linskill Centre or at the TWW1 Project shop 35 Front Street, Tynemouth and at Essell Offices, 29 Howard Street, North Shields. You can also make donations by cheque, payable to Tynemouth World War One Commemoration Project. Or donate online by clicking the donate button below.
During August 2013 TWW1 volunteer Valerie Huxtable (sadly deceased 2018) had the idea of creating the garden and started work on her own, but it was to much for one person. She enlisted the help of the Coast Explorer Scouts and the site was transformed. The Garden was incorporated within the main project. We were fortunate enough to get sponsorship from Brambledown Landscape Services who supplied around £1,000 worth of plants, which you see today.
The project was also lucky to get the services of Alan Billany who used to work in North Tyneside's Horticultural Team. He continues supervising the maintenance with the Scouts. Hanging baskets were donated by Key Enterprises (1983) Limited.