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Stained Glass Memorial Window

This window was designed by Stanley Murray Scott (1912-1997) for the original War Memorial Building on Waring Street and made by glassmakers Reed, Millican & Co. of Newcastle upon Tyne.

It was installed in 1963 to surround a doorway however it has since been adapted to fit into our current museum as a memorial to those from both the First and Second World War.

Scott, who served with the Royal Corps of Signals in Egypt during the Second World War has included many notable features and strong symbolism within his design.

A dove carrying an olive branch over a sword symbolises peace and forgiveness over the death and bloodshed of war. They are surrounded by a laurel wreath to depict victory and honour.

Within two columns of flame, representing war as trial by fire, are the badges of the armed forces and voluntary services - The Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force, the Merchant Navy, Nursing Services and Air Raid Precautions.

The crosses bordered by the inscription 'THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT WE MIGHT LIVE', 'WE WILL REMEMBER THEM' symbolise the loss and sacrifice of those that gave their lives.

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