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Memorial Title

Staff of Westminster Bank

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial plaque commemorating members of staff of the former Westminster Bank at Glumangate, Chesterfield.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Natwest Bank
Chesterfield Branch
Glumangate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S40 1TW

NGR:
SK 38190 71138
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
Although the postal address of the bank is 5A Market Place, the memorial is in the first floor banking hall for which the entrance is from Glumangate.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


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

Description:

A wall-mounted oblong bronze plaque with a raised moulded border. Within the plaque is a panel with similar raised moulded border and containing the inscription in raised upright capital roman lettering. Below the panel are the names, one above the other, also in raised upright capital roman lettering. The plaque is located above a similar WW1 memorial.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Bronze 355 555 15 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
MEMBERS OF THE STAFF OF THIS
BRANCH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945
RICHARD K. H. JOHNSON
DAVID C. SMITH
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 2 2
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 2 2
Administration
Custodian: Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chesterfield Parish Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Unparished; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1940s: The memorial is presumed to have been installed in the banking hall of the former bank building.

1968: The Westminster and National Provincial Banks merged to become the National Westminster Bank Ltd, or NatWest.

c1970: The bank is believed to have been rebuilt on the same site and the memorial installed in the ground floor banking hall.

2000: NatWest became a subsidiary of the holding company The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc.

Unknown date: The bank was refurbished and the memorial reinstalled in the first floor banking hall.

9th September, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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