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Memorial
Title
Bradbourne
Images
Setting Tablet Placename
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Main St
 or Mill La
Bradbourne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1PA

NGR:
SK 20814 52645
(From online digital mapping)
Location details:
On the 6 o'clock face of the existing lamp pillar erected to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
Type
Overall type: Tablet


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A plain oblong slate tablet with an incised inscription in upright sentence case block lettering infilled in white.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Slate 150 220 20 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Tablet: Bradbourne
1914 - 2014
"A Thankful Village"

Conflicts and people commemorated
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died  0
Number served and returned  0
Total names  0
Administration
Custodian: -

Local authorities:
After WW1: Bradbourne Parish Council; Ashbourne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Bradbourne Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1st August, 2013: The tablet was presented to the chairman of the parish council by Dougie Bancroft

3rd August, 2014: The tablet was unveiled by Lt Christopher Bermingham of the Mercian Regt.

4th February, 2015: Surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot.
References
King's England, Derbyshire volume; Arthur Mee; Hodder and Stoughton, June 1947; p51; A brief reference to the 18 men who served and returned.

Ashbourne News Telegraph; 5th August 2013: An account and photograph of the presentation of the tablet.

Ashbourne News Telegraph; 6th August, 2014: An account of the unveiling and a photograph of villagers with the memorial.
Comments
This memorial commemorates that Bradbourne is a Thankful Village, a term popularised by Arthur Mee in his King's England series of books to describe places in England and Wales from which all members of the armed forces survived World War I. Bradbourne is Derbyshire's only Thankful Village.

During 2014 several new placename signs were placed around the village to to supplement the tablet in commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of WW1.
Page © Roy Branson