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Memorial Title

Ernest Bailey Grammar School - Lectern (Old Baileans)

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial lectern 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: Lectern


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An oaken lectern with cruciform feet supporting the central shaft with carved perforated buttresses and with a carved eagle at the head. The shaft bears three fixtures: a circular badge of Combined Operations forces with the emblems painted red; a brass plaque in the style of a shield on a wooden backboard and a carved ribbon bearing a motto. The plaque has a the outline of a cross with an inscription in the top left quarter and names of the fallen in the other quarters, all incised in upright capital block lettering coloured white.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Lectern Oak 1680 510 490 Fair
Plaque Brass 155 125 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Plaque
IN MEMORIAM
1939 - 1945
KENNETH BACHELOR
RONALD BINKS
STEPHEN H BRIDDON
COLIN W E BROOMHEAD
DONALD DERBYSHIRE
HENRY DERBYSHIRE
CYRIL R EDMONDS
LESLIE GLASSPOOL
HERBERT GRIMSHAW
FRANCIS J KENNEDY
FRANK S KING
HUBERT R McLEAN
FRANCIS MILLWARD
THOMAS R MOWATT
FREDERICK J OWENS
HERBERT H PEARSON
HERBERT RICKETTS
GODFREY T SLATER
MALCOLM THOMPSON
CYRIL WATTS
RALPH N WHERRETT
BRIAN H WILDGOOSE
Ribbon
INCORRUPTA FIDES

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 lectern 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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