Saturday, 16 September 2017

Barnsley Radical and Liberal Club Memorial, (formerly) Market Street, Barnsley

Barnsley Radical and Liberal Club Memorial
This memorial was originally housed in the Barnsley Radical and Liberal Club on Market Street, but is now part of a private collection. It is a large memorial approximately 7 feet tall consisting of an ornate wooden frame with the words 'Roll of Honour' carved in the wood with decorative inner ceramic tiles that contain a scroll with names of men from the club who served in the Great War.

Our original post from March 2014 reporting the existence of this memorial, with map and contemporary newspaper cutting.

Photographed and transcribed by Gill Brookes

At the base of the memorial is a brass plate that says:
This Roll of Honour was unveiled by W Bowring Esq (President) on December 22nd 1919 to commemorate the Honour, Glory and Patriotism of our brave fellow members who answered their Countrys call to arms during the Great War 1914-1920
T Pogmore (Chairman), G Bennett, W Copping, F Clarkson, W J Howden, J Law, T Woffenden, C Ibbotson, W J Barham, (Treasurer) H Wainwright (Secretary)

There is a makers stamp on the brass plaque of Robertson and Russell, Sheffield

The names on the memorial are
Abbott H
Adams G
Armitage A
Armitage W
Austin T
Barham E
Barham W * (Wilfred Barham, also on St George's War Memorial)
Barker W C
Beaumont F
Bird J
Birkill W
Booth E
Bostwick Ed
Bostwick E
Boycott F
Boycott J H
Bradley G W
Bramwell C
Brown T
Charlton H
Chell C
Clark A
Clayton W
Clemitt A
Codd GA
Cooper C
Copley T
Copping C
Copping T
Cosford T N
Cusworth G
Dawson E
Dingle R * (Raymond Dingle, also on St Peter's War Memorial)
Dobbs F
Dyson R
Edwards W H
Exley G D
Farrand T
Fawley G
Fisher W
Foulstone J
France R
Garner E
Gilberthorpe A
Gill A
Gillott H
Green A
Green R
Gregory E O
Hadfield J A
Haley W
Harling G E
Hibberd C
Hindson J D
Hirst H
Holden A
Hollingsworth J
Hornby P
Horton W H
Jackson G
Jackson R
Joynes J H
Kay E
Kenworthy B
Kiddle C H
Kirk J
Lane J W
Law C H H
Law J W
Lockwood H
Lowe J
Maw H * (Herbert Maw)
Milne H
Milner A
Milner W H
Norton W
Ogden A
Ogden J
Ogley W
Padley T
Parker C
Parker H
Pearson J A
Perkins R
Pickering W
Pipe W G
Pleasant S *  (Stanley Pleasant, also on St Mary's War Memorial)
Poxen H MM *  (Henry Poxon)
Quinn T
Quinn T
Quinlisk J P
Race C
Raven G
Ravenscroft T
Rawlins P
Reece F
Rivers F
Robinson J W
Sanderson J
Scorah F
Shaw F
Shepherd B *
Shone W
Shuttleworth T T
Smith W H
Spencer H
Steir J
Stevenson C
Taylor W
Thompson G
Turner E
Vickers W
Waddington W
Wade H
Wadsworth B * (Bert Wadsworth, also on St Mary's War Memorial)
Wagstaff T
Wagstaff W * (William Wagstaff, also on St Mary's War Memorial)
Ward E
Watts W
White A
Williams W
Winrow T
Wood J
Woodhouse J
Woodward F
Wormald W
Wragg A

* - Killed
MM - Military Medal


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Lost Barnsley Radical and Liberal Club Memorial

The Barnsley War Memorials Project recently discovered via an online forum, that one of our missing war memorials was sold at auction twelve years ago and purchased by someone in the local area.

Originally the war memorial was housed within the Barnsley Radical and Liberal Club on Market Street. It is a very large piece, measuring 7 feet in height. It features ceramic tiles in an oak frame and has the names of 127 men who fought, 8 of whom were killed. We know from the forum that a local business man bought it at auction for safe keeping on 10th August 2005, but nothing beyond that. The project are very grateful to this gentleman for saving the memorial and would love to be able to see the memorial and obtain clearer photographs of the inscribed names to aid us in our research for the Roll of Honour, which will be published for the centenary of the end of the war, next year.

If you have any information please leave a comment below. Alternatively you can message us privately via our Facebook page.