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Memorial
Title
Bakewell - Warship Week
Images
Setting Memorial Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
Town Hall
Anchor Sq (A619)
Bakewell
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1BR

NGR:
SK 21803 68579
From online digital mapping.
Location details:
On the first floor landing of the Town Hall which is now mainly used for office accommodation.
Type
Overall type: Board.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A wall-mounted wooden board bearing a ship's badge and a brass plaque. The board is in the shape of a shield and has chamfered edges. The oval badge has an anchor and cable superimposed, a latin motto in upright capital roman lettering around the upper half of the perimeter and a naval crown at the head. At the foot of the board an oblong brass plaque bears the incised inscription in upright capital block lettering infilled in black.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Board Wood 800 500 25 Good
Badge Unknown 540 360 c30 Good
Plaque Brass 65 1300 c3 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Badge: SIG OFF MAG ADM MAG BRIT
Plaque: PRESENTED BY
THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY
TO BAKEWELL
URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL
TO COMMEMORATE THE ADOPTION OF
H. M. S. DERBY
DURING WARSHIP WEEK MARCH 1942

Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
(Second World War Civilians)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Administration
Custodians: Not known

Local Authorities:
From WW2: Bakewell Parish Council; Bakewell Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Bakewell Town Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
17th April, 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

28th March, 1980: The memorial lies within the Bakewell Conservation Area first designated on that date.

13th May, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition.
References
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Comments
The memorial commemorates the efforts of the civilian population in raising funds for warship week during wartime austerity.
Page © Roy Branson