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Memorial
Title

Employees of Midland Railway Locomotive Works No 10 Shop (Replica)

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Memorial
Locations
Last known location:
Midland Railway Study
 Centre
The Silk Mill
Silk Mill La
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3AF

NGR:
SK 35334 36642
(From online digital mapping)
Location details:
The memorial is mounted on the storeroom wall in the Midland Railway Study Centre. The museum catalogue number is DBYMU 1988-273/1
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


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

Description:

A cast nowy-headed plaque on a wooden backboard. The plaque has a raised decorative border and a wyvern in relief in a roundel at the head. The incised inscription is in upright capital block lettering coloured black. The wooden backboard has a moulded edge.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Unknown* 610 370 c20 Good
Backboard Wood 680 440 c20 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
* The plaque may be some form of resin.
Inscription
ROLL OF HONOUR
OF MEN FROM THIS SHOP
WHO SERVED IN H. M. FORCES
DURING THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
 W. AINSWORTH
 E. BEECHAM
 H. BEECHAM
 T. BERESFORD
 G. E. BETTS
 A. BRADBURY
 W. BROOKS
 A. CHOLERTON
 J. COLEBOURNE
 J. T. CROFT
 G. A. DAY
 G. DODSON
 T. DUFFY
 M. DUNN
 M. EVANS
 T. FITZGERALD
+ G. F. FLETCHER
 G. W. GATHER
 S. GILBERT
 T. GREEN
+ S. HAYWARD
 J. F. HENSHAW
 E. HILL
 W. G. MAY
 T. McCOLGAN
 H. E. MERRIMAN
 G. MOORE
+ J. O'GARA
 W. H. OTTEWELL
 D. W. PATTERSON
 J. W. PEGG
 J. RAWLINGS
 V. R. REDFEARN
 F. REED
 A. SELLORS
+ H. C. SMEDLEY
 A. SPOONER
 W. STILLS
 A. STONE
 W. TATTERSHAW
 T. TIERNEY
 R. E. TUNSTALL
 T. WALDRON
 E. WARBURTON
 A. J. WELLS
 L.WOLFE

+ DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

No. 10 SHOP

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died  4
Number served and returned 42
Total names 46
Administration
Custodian: Derby Museums c/o Midland Railway Study Centre

Local authorities:
From WW1: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation)
From 1974 to 1997: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
24th February, 1977: The Silk Mill was listed (as the Industrial Museum) Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1287508.

October 1987: The Silk Mill lies within the Derby City Centre Conservation Area first designated in that month.

1992: The memorial was cast from the original No 10 Shop plaque when the original was placed on permanent loan so that the museum would still have a version for display purposes.

December 2001: The Silk Mill lies within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site inscribed in that month.

March 2010: The memorial was photographed in its current position by Eric Naden. It was in good condition and well cared for.

12th August 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Frances Casey. It was in good condition and well cared for.
References
Dave Harris, Midland Railway Study Centre, Derby; Pers Comm 1st September, 2015. An email providing valuable information regarding the history of the memorial.
Comments
The wyvern is a mythical winged serpent which forms the crest on the Midland Railway's armorial bearings.
Page © Roy Branson