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Memorial
Title
Herbert Strutt School - WW2 Lectern
Images
Lectern Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
Strutts Centre
Derby Rd (A6)
Belper
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 1UU

NGR:
SK 34682 46962 (±5m)
Location details:
In the main hall of the centre, formerly the Herbert Strutt School.
Type
Overall type: Lectern.


Overall condition:  Good. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A wooden lectern with a cruciform base extending in stepped buttresses up a central post to a sloping book platform with an oblong white plastic plaque on the face bearing the inscription in black upright capital block lettering.

Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Lectern Wood 1360 435 460 Good
Plaque Plastic 50 75 2 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Main plaque:
FROM THE
MASTERS AND BOYS
OF THE
WESTCLIFF HIGH SCHOOL
JUNE 1940 - OCTOBER 1942
"I WAS A STRANGER AND YE TOOK ME IN"

Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Administration
Custodians:  The custodians of the memorial are the Guardians of Strutts.

Local Authorities:
After WW2: Belper Parish Council; Belper Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council
Since 1974: Belper Town Council, Amber Valley Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council.
History
Unknown date: The school was designated as a grammar school.

1973: The school was reorganised as a middle school.

13th December, 1979: The building was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1349048.

1986: The school was reorganised as a primary school.

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.

2007: The school closed and the building became redundant.

Unknown date: The building was taken over and established as a community centre.

22nd June, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot.
References
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Comments
During WW2 pupils from Westcliff High School were evacuated from their premises near Southend on the north bank of the Thames estuary and shared the Herbert Strutt School with its normal pupils and staff.
Page © Roy Branson