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Memorial for children who died building the pier

by Niki Trelawny 1 June

I remember seeing a sandstone tablet in the promenade wall dedicated to the memory of the children who died in the building of the piers. As I remember they were children from an orphanage. I assume they would have been boys, but I don’t think this was mentioned and there was a number.

Does anyone know if the stone is in situ or if it is being preserved. If anyone has any knowledge about this or pictures I would very much like to know.

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