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Memorial Title

Employees of Lovatt & Lovatt Ltd (Langley Mill Pottery)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque to the employees of Lovatt & Lovatt Ltd (Langley Mill Pottery) now at Denby, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
Visitor Centre
Denby Pottery
Pottery La
Derby Rd (B6179)
Denby
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE5 8NX

NGR:
SK 39210 47415
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The tablet is inside the museum display area, on the wall.

Previous location:
Langley Mill Pottery
 (demolished)
Station Rd (A608)
Langley Mill
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
NG16 4AF

NGR:
SK 45060 47093
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The plaque is presumed to have originally been mounted in the Langley Mill Pottery until the factory closed in 1982. The buildings were demolished in 1987.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is well cared for.

Description:

A tall bronze plaque with projecting corners and a plain raised border. The raised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Bronze 730 435 5 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
THIS TABLET
WAS ERECTED BY THE DIRECTORS
OF LOVATT & LOVATT LTD.
LANGLEY MILL.
IN MEMORY OF
SGT. FRANK AMATT. R.E. M.M.
APRIL 15TH. 1916.
PTE. DAN. WHITEHOUSE. SHERWOODS.
APRIL 10TH. 1917.
PTE. THOMAS SMITH. K.O.Y.L.I.
AUGUST 24TH. 1917.
GNR. FOSTER JUSTICE. R.F.A.
NOVEMBER 8TH. 1917.
PTE. HARRY DONNELLY. R.A.M.C.
FEB 26TH. 1918.
SEC. LIEUT. L. S. WILSHIRE. M.G.C.
APRIL 14TH 1918.
PTE. EDWARD CROWDER. R.A.M.C.
JUNE 27TH. 1918.
A.B. WILLIAM EYRE. H.M.M.L. 403 R.N.
AUGUST 26TH. 1918.
PTE. JOHN DEVENPORT. SHERWOODS.
OCT 16TH. 1918.
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918.
"THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE."
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 9 9
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 9 9
Administration
Custodian: Denby Pottery Co. Ltd (successors to Lovatt & Lovatt Ltd.)

Local authorities:
From WW1: Heanor Parish Council; Heanor Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Aldercar and Langley Mill Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1982: Denby Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1920s: The memorial is presumed to have been erected at the Langley Mill Pottery.

c1982: The memorial is presumed to have been removed from the vacated Langley Mill Pottery and put into storage at Denby Pottery.

c2014 The memorial is presumed to have been removed from storage and mounted in the Denby Potteries Visitor Centre.

13th June 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Frances Casey. It was in fair condition and well cared for.
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