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Memorial
Title
Bakewell - WW2 and Korea
Images
Memorial Pedestal Names Names Names
Locations
Last known location:
Bath Gardens
Rutland Sq (A619)
Bakewell
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1BT

NGR:
SK 21756 68522
±5m
Location details:
On the northern side of Rutland Sq, just inside Bath Gardens. Rutland Sq is so labelled on maps since at least 1880 but is recorded by the Post Office as The Square.
Type
Overall type: Flagstaff.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A freestanding monument comprising a square sandstone ashlar pedestal bearing bronze plaques and surmounted by a flagstaff. The sandstone ashlar pedestal has a moulded capstone and plinth and surmounts a square ashlar base over a circular one. The 6 o'clock face bears an inscription incised in upright capital roman lettering and the other three faces bear bronze plaques with raised fluted borders and raised inscriptions in upright capital block lettering. In the centre of the capstone is a circular bronze socket bearing the tall flagstaff which normally carries a Union Flag.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Pedestal Sandstone 1210 960 960 Good
Base Sandstone 100 1530 1530 Good
Base Sandstone 100 2600 dia Good
Plaque Bronze 610 495 10 Good
Plaque Bronze 610 495 10 Good
Plaque Bronze 150 490 10 Good
Plaque Bronze 610 495 10 Good
Socket Bronze 165 300 dia Good
Flagstaff Unknown c5500 110 dia Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face
of pedestal:

IN PROUD AND
EVER LIVING
MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS
TOWN WHO FELL IN
THE WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
Plaque on
9 o'clock face
of pedestal:

L. KAY
W. McGREGOR
J. MANSFIELD
J. MORRISON
R. W. POWELL
N. SHIMWELL
F. SQUIRES
R. STIMSON
Upper plaque on
12 o'clock face
of pedestal:

J. CLEMENTSON
F. C. CLARKE
J. W. FIRN
G. GILBERT
M. GILLANE
H. HEATHCOTE
R. W. JONAS
A. KIRBY

Lower plaque on
12 o'clock face
of pedestal:

C. CLARK - KOREA 1951
Plaque on
3 o'clock face
of pedestal:

B. ASKEY
S. J. BUNCH
R. BUNTING
J. G. BRUCE
S. A. BUSS
D. H. BESWICK
W. V. BIBBY
A. S. BLAGDEN

Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Korean War (1950-1953)
Number died 25 1
Number served and returned  0 0
Total names 25 1
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.
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