A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- War Memorial Nursing Home -

Location

62 Crocker Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5DA.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40747
 
Historic England Listing Status

62 Crocker Street is Listed Grade II.
 
Description

The former Blue Coat School was renovated as a Nursing Home as a War memorial. The Newport Borough War Memorial was paid for by public subscription, some 1500 people contributing a total of £1562 10s 8d. A surplus of £450 from the fund was used to purchase the Newport Blue School as the Newport War Memorial Nursing Home.

Opened in 1921 as the Nursing Home by Lady Seely.

Memorial

Newport : War Memorial Nursing Home
 
Newport : War Memorial Nursing Home
 
Inscription

NEWPORT DISTRICT
NURSING ASSOCIAT'N

THESE PREMISES WERE PURCHASED
AS A WAR MEMORIAL HOME
TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR A.D. 1914 - 1918
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"THEY PASSED OUT OF SIGHT BY THE PATH
OF SACRIFICE AND THE GATE OF DEATH"

THE BLUE SCHOOL FOUNDATION
1761 - 1907

The School was housed in this building from 1877 - 1907.
The original foundation was on the site of 10 Lugley Street.
The School trained young girls for domestic service.
The "Blue Jenny" figure in the school dress was replaced by
public subscription initiated by the Newport Group of the
Isle of Wight Society in 1980.


 
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Page last updated : 4 Apr 2008

 
 

 
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