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Memorial Title

Traffic Street Primitive Methodist Church, Choir and School

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque for Traffic Street Primitive Methodist Church, Choir and School now at St Thomas Road Methodist Church, Pear Tree, Derby.
Images
Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Thomas Road
 Methodist Church
St Thomas Rd
Pear Tree
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 8RL

NGR:
SK 35188 33681
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church was formerly known as St Thomas Road Primitive Methodist Church. The memorial is in storage.

Previous location:
Traffic Street Primitive Methodist
 Church (demolished)
Lower Traffic St
Castle Ward
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 2PU

NGR:
SK 35753 35954
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Location details:
The church was at the junction with Copeland St. Lower Traffic St was previously called Traffic St before the construction of the diversion, and is now called Copeland St.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

An upright oblong brass plaque with stepped shoulders and an incised border of two narrow lines coloured black. At the head is a pair of crossed Union Flags, partly coloured red, a wreath of two laurel sprigs and a royal crown. The inscription is in upright capital roman lettering infilled in black but with rubricated initials and the names are arranged in two columns of upright capital block lettering, also black.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 740 485 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
1914  1918
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH,
CHOIR AND SCHOOL WHO LAID
DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THE
CAUSE OF LIBERTY DURING THE
GREAT WAR.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 13 13
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 13 13
BERNARD BOWRING.
HORACE COLLYER.
ERNEST HARM.
JOHN KIRK.
EDWARD PHILLIPS.
ALFRED P. PHILLIPS.
JAMES RILEY JUNR.
ROWLAND V. STARKEY.
WILLM. A. TITTERTON.
ARTHUR VALENTINE.
JOHN WARREN.
JOHN WATSON.
JOHN WATTS.
"MAY WE LIVE AS NOBLY FOR THIS CAUSE
AS FOR IT THEY DIED."
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the church managers.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation)
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
1920: The memorial was planned by a committe of which Mr B Ross was the secretary. It was made by Mr W Haslam of Iron Gate, Derby and affixed to a panel on the pulpit.

30th June, 1920: The memorial was unveiled.

c1950: The Church closed and the memorial was transferred to St Thomas Road Methodist Church.

3rd December 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derby Telegraph, 28th June 1920, p1: A notice for the forthcoming unveiling service.

Derby Telegraph, 1st July 1920, p2: A report on the unveiling service.
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