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Chesterfield - Warship Week

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial plaque in Chesterfield Museum at the Stephenson Memorial Hall, Chesterfield, commemorating Chesterfield civilians who contributed to Warship Week.
Images
Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Chesterfield Museum and
 Art Gallery
Stephenson Memorial Hall
St Mary's Gate (B6543)
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S41 7TD

NGR:
SK 38563 71226 ±5m
Location details:
The museum is at the junction with Corporation St. and Holywell St. The plaque is in a display cabinet in the room towards the back of the museum.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


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

Description:

A round metal plaque with the naval crown at the head and bearing an image of castle with three ears of wheat.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Metal c225 dia c30 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
[None]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
* Unknown
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be Chesterfield Borough Council

Local authorities:
From WW2: Chesterfield Parish Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Unparished; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
9th August, 1976: Stephenson Hall was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1334684.

November, 1976: The memorial lies within the Town Centre Conservation Area first designated in that month.

9th September, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Comments
The memorial commemorates the efforts of the civilian population in raising funds for warship week during wartime austerity.

An adjacent caption card explains the association of Chesterfield with HMS Danae during and after WW1.

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