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Memorial Title

Ernest Bailey Grammar School - Bible (Old Baileans)

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial Bible in St Giles's Church, Old Matlock, Derbyshire and commemorating the fallen Old Baileans of Ernest Bailey Grammar School.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Giles's Church
Church St
Old Matlock
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 3BZ

NGR:
SK 30080 59772
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
In the Guild Chapel at the eastern end of the north wall of the nave.

Previous location:
Ernest Bailey Grammar School
New St
Matlock Bank
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 3FJ

NGR:
SK 30118 60425
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
Type
Overall type: Bible


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A bound hardbacked Bible with a dedicatory page pasted into the front cover. The page has a cross within a bound wreath at the head in red, gold, green and blue and the inscription is in red calligraphy with names in black arranged in two columns.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Bible Paper, card 310 268 90 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
OLD BAILEANS KILLED DURING THE
1939 - 1945 WORLD WAR
 Years at School  Years at School
Kenneth Bachelor 12.9.29 - 16.7.35 Hubert R. McLean 14.2.29-18.12.31
Ronald Binks 11.9.34 - 22.7.38 Francis Millward 14.9.32 - 25.7.36
Stephen H. Briddon 12.9.31-22.7.33 Thomas R. Mowatt 11.9.34 - 22.7.38
Colin W. E. Broomhead 16.9.27 - 24.7.31 Frederick J. Owens 12.9.33 - 23.12.36
Donald Derbyshire 13.9.28 - 23.7.32 Herbert H. Pearson 3.3.32 - 26.7.35
Henry Derbyshire 17.9.24 - 22.7.29 Herbert Ricketts 11.9.30 - 21.12.34
Cyril R Edmonds 14.9.32 - 22.12.37 Godfrey T. Slater 11.9.34 - 27.1.41
Leslie Glasspool 19.4.32 - 18.11.37 Malcolm Thompson 19.4.32 - 20.12.35
Herbert Grimshaw 22.4.26 - 23.7.28 Cyril Watts 21.9.31 - 20.12.35
Francis J. Kennedy 5.1.32 - 22.7.38 Ralph N. Wherrett 15.9.26 - 27.3.33
Frank S. King 14.9.25 - 22.7.29 Brian H. Wildgoose 14.9.32 - 29.11.37
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 22 22
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 22 22
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Matlock Parish Council; Matlock Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Matlock Town Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Unknown date: The Bible is presumed to have been provided and located in the Ernest Bailey Grammar School in New Road.

22nd June, 1950: St Giles's Church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1247838.

October 1980: St Giles's Church lies within the Old Matlock Conservation Area first designated in that month.

c1982: The school merged with a nearby one and vacated the New St premises which ultimately became the Derbyshire Records Office. It is presumed that the Bible was moved to St Giles's Church at about that time.

8th September 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Anne Branson and Roy Branson. It was in fair condition.
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