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Memorial Title

Employees of George Brettle & Co Ltd - London

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW1 war memorial plaque to the London employees of George Brettle & Co Ltd, now at Belper.
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Setting Plaque
Locations

Last known location:
Visitor Centre
Belper North Mill
Bridge Foot (A517)
Belper
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 1YD

NGR:
SK 34546 48071
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The building is also known as Strutt's North Mill. The memorial is leaning against the wall in a window recess inside the museum area.

Previous location:
George Brettle Hosiery
 Warehouse (Demolished)
119 Wood St
London
Nearest postcode:
EC2P 2NQ

NGR:
TQ 32334 81461
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
Although the premises are known to have been at 119 Wood Street, London EC2 both the landscape and the postcode have changed significantly, so the information given here is necessarily vague.
Type

Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A thin pressed metal plaque finished to resemble bronze, although it probably is not. At the head is a bound laurel wreath and ribbon in relief and the inscription is in raised upright capital block lettering. The plaque is mounted on a wooden frame.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Metal 645 440 5 Fair
Frame Wood 770 570 20 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

1914 1918
IN GRATEFUL AND HONOURED
MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
EMPLOYEES OF
GEORGE BRETTLE & CO. LTD.
LONDON,
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.
BAKER A. E.
BROWSE R.
BENTON E.
BOULDSTRIDGE V. E.
DAVIES E. L.
FENNER W. G.
FOLLETT O. J.
FOWLER HAROLD
GREEN HERBERT
  LEADER ROBT.
  MAFFEY W. G.
  NORMAN W. S.
  PERRY ARTHUR
  PLUCK DOUGLAS
  SMITH WM. F.
  WHITELEY E.
  WRIGHT J. F.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 17
Number served and returned  0
Total names 17
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Trustees of the Belper North Mill Trust

Local authorities:
Since 1974: Belper Town Council, Amber Valley Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council.
History

1920s: The memorial is presumed to have been erected in the company's premises in Wood Rd, London.

Unknown date: The memorial was brought to Belper. It is not known whether it was located at any intermediate sites.

3rd February, 1966: North Mill was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1186846.

December 2001: The building lies within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site inscribed in that month.

16th July, 2003: The building lies within the Belper and Milford Conservation Area amalgamated on that date and is subject to Article 4(2) Direction.

10th June 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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