Tuesday 16 September 2014

Wombwell, St. Mary's Church, Sunday School Memorial Plaque (orginally in Lundhill)

The Lundhill Sunday School  plaque now in St Mary's Church Wombwell
(photo taken 13 September 2014)
1930s map snip from Old Maps
Lundhill Sunday School in 1912 (photo from Fay Polson's family collection)


War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographed by Pete Schofield

The Methodist Chapel, the adjacent Sunday School, which had been the stables of the old colliery, and the hamlet in which they stood were apparently demolished and dumped down the pit shaft when it closed.  Note in the map snip above that a War Memorial is indicated in the vicinity of the Sunday School.

A newspaper report in the Penistone, Stocksbridge and Hoyland Express, 13 May 1922, p.2, reports a list of full names for the men on the Lundhill Sunday School tablet, and an explanation for why their war memorial was marked on the ordnance survey map of the area. Unusually, for a tablet type memorial, it was erected outside the building, on what the newspaper called 'an inverted block of hard stone' in an old doorway.

The Lundhill Tavern pub still stands but the A6195 runs very close to the site of the houses.

Sacred to the Memory of Old Scholars of this Sunday School who Fell in the Great War 1914-1918 [names] Only Remembered By What They Have Done.

Where further information on a name has been researched by our volunteers it will be linked here  (look for the names in blue) to a page on this site or to an external site.  All these names are also listed on the Wombwell War Memorial at St Mary's Church.

Edit on 1 May 2021: Full names added from the newspaper article mentioned above. Links thanks to research by Mark Haywood on the Barnsley's History - the Great War Facebook page.

A E Booth, (Albert Ernest Booth)

J Hargreaves, (Joseph Hargreaves)
F J Feasey, (Francis John Feasey)
G Booth, (George Booth, brother of the above Albert E. Booth)
A Watkin, (Alfred Watkin)
S Hargreaves, (Stanley Hargreaves)
G Chipchase, (Godfrey Chipchase)
E Skews. (Ernest Skews)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello all. My Grandad was born at 118 Blythe St, Wombwell in 1909, along with other siblings before moving to 5 Edward Street. His Parents were William H Lindley and Annie Lindley (nee Booth) all local people. I see there are two Booth's listed on this memorial. I would like to find out if they are my family. Does anyone know where I can find out more information about this post. I can be emailed at dhklindley@outlook.com. Would appreciate any help. Thank you very much.