Memorial: M6513

M6513 Harry Clasper

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Whickham commemorating Harry Clasper d. 1870, oarsman

 

 

Location

St Mary's church, Whickham, Tyne and Weir, England

Transcript

'BENEATH THIS MONUMENT REARED TO HIS MEMORY / BY THE ARDENT AFFECTION OF FRIENDS AND ADMIRERS / FROM EVERY CLASS AND FROM ALL PARTS OF THE / KINGDOM, AND IN THE SACRED SPOT COMMANDING /A FULL VIEW OF THAT NOBLE RIVER. THE WELL LOVED / SCENE OF FORMER TRIUMPHS, REST THE MORTAL / REMAINS OF / HENRY (HARRY) CLASPER / THE ACCOMPLISHED OARSMAN AND BOATBUILDER / OF DERWENTHAUGH / WHO DIED JULY 12TH 1870, AGED 58 YEARS. / KNOW YE NOT THAT THEY WILL RUN IN A / RACE RUN ALL. BUT ONE RECEIVETH THE PRIZE SO / RUN THAT YE MAY OBTAIN. 1 COR. IX, 24.'

Details

Description: Standing figure of Clasper dressed in everyday clothes, under a gothic canopy. His right hand rests on a bollard carved with bull rushes.
Type: Monument
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Sandstone
Date Erected: 1871
Artists: George Burn

People

Clasper, Henry
Age: 58
Date of Death: 12/7/1870
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Oarsman
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach, Catherine Morriss 'Public Sculpture in North-East England' (Liverpool UP, 2000) p.215.

Recorder: Barbara Tomlinson 2013
Photographer: Barbara Tomlinson 2013

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