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Enhancing the restored College Hall Memorial Window to honour the names of the fallen beneath this magnificent World War 1 memorial.


College Hall Memorial Window (pre-earthquake)
Author: susan_6223

Enhancing the restored College Hall Memorial Window to honour the names of the fallen beneath this magnificent World War 1 memorial.

The College Hall Memorial Window in the Arts Centre of Christchurch is currently under restoration due to the Canterbury earthquakes of 2011. The window was dedicated in 1938 to the memory of the staff and students of Canterbury College who served in WW1.

The site of the Arts Centre of Christchurch was the home to Canterbury College, the School of Engineering, the School of Art, and Christchurch Boys’ High School during the Great War. In all, over 240 staff and students died in World War 1.

The names of the fallen are not currently formally memorialised in College Hall, and so this project will research, commission, mount and dedicate a set of five bronze plaques listing these precious names. The plaques are planned to be installed in existing niches under the Memorial Window, and will commemorate the service and sacrifice in the Great War.

An artist’s impression of the plaques installed beneath the Great Hall Memorial Window is shown. 

This project is being partially funded by the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, Lottery World War One Commemorations Environment and Heritage Fund.                           

Date: 
Wednesday, 18 March, 2015

Author: susan_6223