Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

War Widows

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet to war widows at Staveley, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Remembrance Gardens
Lowgates (A619)
Staveley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S43 3TR

NGR:
SK 43520 74865 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is near the centre of the gardens which are at the junction of Duke St and Lowgates.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

An inclined white marble tablet and base. The plain oblong tablet has a stepped border; an inscription at the head referring to the War Widows Association; two of the association's emblems depicting a chrysanthemum and sprigs of rosemary; and the dedicatory inscription. The base bears the donor's and maker's inscriptions. All inscriptions are inlaid in flush upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 470 620 80 Fair
Base White marble 80 690 380 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Tablet:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Unspecified Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
WAR WIDOWS ASSOCIATION
OF
GREAT BRITAIN
DEDICATED TO THE COURAGE OF
WAR WIDOWS
PAST AND PRESENT
Front of base:
DONATED BY
STAVELEY TOWN COUNCIL
Rear of base:
  Hopkinson
  of Staveley
Administration
Custodian: Staveley Town Council

Local authorities:
From 1974: Staveley Town Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
c2006: The memorial was donated by Staveley Town Council and made by Hopkinson, monumental masons of Staveley.

22nd October, 1971: The memorial lies within the Staveley Conservation Area designated on that date.

21st March, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derbyshire Times, 17th November 2006: a letter from Mrs Marjorie Hopton thanking various people for their support in providing the memorial.
Comments
It was stated at the time that this was the first such memorial in Britain.

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