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THE CROSBY ANGEL - A COMMUNITY'S WAR MEMORIAL

WHAT IS THE ANGEL - WHERE IS IT LOCATED?

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The "Angel" is located in the Playground of Crosby Primary School, Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England

It is a War Memorial dedicated to 9 "Old Boys" (ex pupils of Crosby School) and 50 Men of Crosby Parish who died during World War 1 1914-1918, plus Mr George Taylor, Headmaster 1908-1933.

 

Angel Memorial at Crosby School.
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The Angel Memorial has proudly stood in the Playground outside Crosby school since it was Dedicated to the Memory of the 9 "Old Boys" and 50 Men of Crosby Parish on 19 May 1923. 
 
Four Panels are inscribed with: 
1. The Names of the
         9 former Crosby School pupils
2. The Names of
         50 men of Crosby Parish
3.  The Name of the
         Headmaster, Mr George Taylor, who was appointed when the school was newly opened on 1st June 1908. He retired in 1933.
4.  The Words:
       "The Last Despatch"
              Duty Done,
              Victory Won,
              Now for Peace,
              Every One
              Carry On.

Background Information ...

The Stonemason for the Angel was
 
Mr Albert E Walters
 
and "The Angel" is made of white Carrera Marble.

The Angel Memorial was dedicated in May 1923 in the presence of local dignitaries ....it was the inspiration of Mr. George Taylor, who laboured faithfully to raise money throughout the War for comforts to be sent to all the Old Boys serving in His Majesty's Forces (King George V), then afterwards for the erection of a worthy Memorial to the Fallen from the School and the Parish of Crosby.