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Street Shrines


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Has anyone seen a street shrine which is still standing. Obviously there are not so many back to backs still standing so a lot must have disappeared

These included the names of all the men who were out fighting and were popular in Pals streets.

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the Hoppers factory shrine of Barton upon Humber?

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Great photo, thanks for sharing it with the Forum.

Very pleased it seems to be very well looked after.

Regards,

Chris.

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I agree this is a lovely piece. It obviously survived WW2 So nice to see.

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Blimey Just spotted neither LIBKA is on CWGC

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E A Combar looks a bit of a mystery too. Died post War perhaps?

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Looking through the list with the names mentioned above, I can't find the entries in the CWGC or on the MICs. Zeppelin-GOtha bombing victims perhaps, or victims of a dyslexic stonemason?

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... victims of a dyslexic stonemason?

Lipka

Name: LIPKA, FREDERICK GEORGE

Initials: F G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Sapper

Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers

Unit Text: 234th Field Coy.

Age: 32

Date of Death: 29/03/1918

Service No: 231691

Additional information: Son of Mrs. Sarah Lipka, of 106, Cyprus St., Bonner St., London; husband of Susan Lipka, of 21, Glenmore St., Southchurch, Southend-on-Sea.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10 to 13.

Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

There's a G Lipka as well, but not a C Lipka. And not the correct street name in London. However, they coudl have moved!

Name: LIPKA, GEORGE

Initials: G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment/Service: London Regiment (The Rangers)

Unit Text: 12th Bn.

Age: 18

Date of Death: 21/04/1915

Service No: 1686

Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lipka, of 23, Bandon Rd., Bethnal Green, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Enclosure No.4 XVI. B. 8.

Cemetery: BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY

Allie

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This was encouraging

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullinprint/archi...one_but_not.php

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Eton Street

"1 of only 3 original surviving examples in Hull and an important piece of social history. Street shrines became an increasingly common expression of remembrance for local servicemen, particularly in working class areas, as the casualty list lengthened during World War I (1914-18). Street shrines generally consisted of a paper roll of honour housed in a wooden case. Due to their perishable nature, and later slum clearance programmes, few now survive. The Eton Street shrine is a particularly good quality stone example".

Roop

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How about this one in Peterborough Click Here

Chris

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What a lovely photo.

Is the "Cyprus Street" the one near "Cyprus" by the former Royal docks? (Or somewhere else in East London?)

If so, it is indeed a wonder it survived with the bombing on 9th September 1940.

Remarkable.

and, thanks for posting.

A wonderful tribute.

Susan.

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Well done on the Lipkas mate. Thanks to all for the pics and info. There is a lot of interesting stuff in the old links as well.

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