Minutes from YMCA meetings, held in Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, show the proposal and planning of a war memorial tablet along with details of the unveiling ceremony.
1. YMCA meeting minutes dated 29 April 1920 relating to war memorial
2. YMCA meeting minutes dated 29 April 1920 relating to war memorial continued
“A War Memorial Tablet in dark oak to record the names of members who have fallen in the Great War was submitted and it was decided to recommend the adoption of a design as submitted in illustration as being specialy suitable for the purpose.”
3. YMCA meeting minutes dated 19 July 1920 relating to the tablet
4. YMCA meeting minutes dated 19 July 1920 relating to the tablet continued
”Consideration was given to the proposal to place in the building a tablet to record the names of the members who had given their lives in the great war, and it was agreed that it would be a fitting thing to do. Marble, brass, bronze & wood tablets were passed in review and several designs were inspected. The Sec[retary] was asked to obtain from
The Birmingham Guild Co. a quotation for a bronze tablet; and from Messers Waring & Gillow and Messers Jones & Willis quotation for carved wooden tablet.
The Entrance Hall and Lounge were inspected and it was agreed that the most suitable place to fix the tablet would be on the wall behind the writing table in the Lounge.”
5. YMCA meeting minutes dated 14 July 1921 relating to war memorial service
6. YMCA meeting minutes dated 14 July 1921 relating to war memorial service continued
“On Monday June 27 a Memorial Service for the members who had given their lives in the war was held when the President Sir Jas [James] Hope Simpson unveiled a War Memorial Tablet, and a Dedicatory Address had been given by the Lord Bishop of Liverpool.”
Liverpool YMCA archives are located in Liverpool John Moores University Special Collections and Archives