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The Central Railway Company WWI Memorial
Great Central Railway War Memorial Sheffield, Yorkshire - photo courtesy of Diane Gascoyne
Great Central Railway War Memorial Sheffield - War Memorials Trust << NEW
The Memorial has been moved several times during its lifetime and its new setting is very close to its original placement, the site of the former Sheffield Victoria Station. The memorial is a series of panels within a wooden frame - upon the panels are the names of those who fell in World War I. It was unveiled in 1922 by Earl Haig.
Great Central Railway Society << NEW
The GCR existed as a company under this name from 1897 to 1923 although much of the northern network had previously been run under the name of the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway (MSLR) and this itself was a product of previous railway amalgamations. In 1923 the Great Central became a constituent of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) and this in turn became part of the nationalised British Railways (BR) in 1948. Closure of several important sections took place in the 1960s and the 1980s.
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