November is the time when we remember all those who lost their lives in wars and conflicts, so it seems fitting that we feature the architecture of the Ryde memorials at Ryde Town Hall in Lind Street.
Ryde Town Hall is Listed Grade II. Since the War Memorials form an integral part of the building it is assumed they are covered by the Listing.
Borough World War l Memorial – The Great War (photo right).
The Memorial was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday 13th August 1922 by the Marquis of Carisbrooke, CCVO. The dedication reads:
IN EVER GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON WHO, AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY, LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, FOR THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF SACRIFICE, ENDURED HARDSHIPS, FACED DANGERS, AND FINALLY GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM. GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918.
Borough World War ll Memorial (photo left)
IN UNDYING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945. REMEMBER.
Sources: RSHG Archive, IW Memorials & Monuments
Article: Ann Barrett