Addington railway workshop memorials

Addington railway workshop memorials

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The First and Second World War roll of honour boards and memorial garden dedicated to former staff members of the Addington Railway Workshop. These memorials are maintained by the Canterbury Railway Society.

Both the roll of honour boards and the memorial garden are located at the Ferrymead Heritage Park.

First World War roll of honour board

In 1920 the Railways Department proposed erecting a board at Addington as part of its post-war plans to commemorate all railwaymen who had died. This would be one of 15 boards around the country commemorating men from each rail district, the five main railway workshops and head office. The Addington board appears to be one of the few workshop boards to have proceeded. Other workshops at East Town, Hillside and Newmarket had already erected boards during the war which may explain why they did not progress new ones. In 1922 the Railways Department commemorated all railwaymen who had died in a roll of honour board at the department's head office.

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