Statues and Monuments: The Renwick Memorial

Posted: August 23, 2016 in History, Newcastle, UK
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A trip out of London for today’s post: The Renwick memorial (also known as ‘The Response’) is to be found in central Newcastle, where it stands in the grounds of St Thomas’ church at Barras Bridge.20150504_101210a

The Renwick Memorial is dedicated to all those who answered the call to serve in the armed forces in World War 1. Its scenes depict the soldiers leaving their loved ones to go off to war.  The memorial was commissioned by Sir George and Lady Renwick and given to the city in 1923 to commemorate three events: the raising of the Commercial Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers; the return of the five Renwick sons from the war; and Sir George Renwick’s attainment of 50 years of commercial life on Newcastle Quayside it was unveiled by the Prince of Wales as part of a visit that he made to the city in July 1923.

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The reverse of the memorial depicting a Northumberland Fusilier of 1674 and of 1918 and St George

The reverse of the memorial depicting a Northumberland Fusilier of 1674 and of 1918 and St George

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