The Whitby War Memorials project was part of the First World War commemorations in partnership with Civic Voice, Historic England, the Imperial War Museums and the War Memorials Trust.
There are 100,000 war memorials of different types throughout the UK. The centenary event was to ensure that they remained as a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives in the First World War and subsequent conflicts. From 2014-2018 volunteers throughout England recorded the condition of their local war memorials in order that thay may be conserved and protected.
Whitby Civic Society surveyed, recorded and researched all war memorials in the Parish of Whitby. The working group was Joyce Stangoe, Co-ordinator, Chris Whitlam, Heather Rowland, Julia Buck, Dennis Buck and Tim Deane.
An exhibition was held on Civic Day 16th June 2018 at The Brunswick Centre, Whitby, to commemorate 100 years of the end of the first World War. The exhibition then formed part of, Out of the Darkness, Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War, Pannett Park Art Gallery. A self-guided walking leaflet was produced and is available to purchase. We hope eventually to record all the war memorials in Whitby and District including all the villages that contributed to building the Whitby War Memorial Cottage Hospital, and to record the histories of all those lost from this area so we have a record of more than just a name. If you would like to get involved wtih this then please Contact Us.
The Whitby War Memorials project was awarded third place and a prize of £50 by the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies, Peter Spawforth Excellence Awards.
Detailed information on each memorial surveyed is available at Whitby War Memorials.
For general information please see UK War Memorials.