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Memorial Title

A Frank

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a memorial tree to Anne Frank in Derby.
Images
Tree Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Duke St
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3BX

NGR:
SK 35326 36823 ±4m
Location details:
On the eastern side of the road, between Duke St and the River Derwent.
Type
Overall type: Tree.


Overall condition: Fair.


Description:

A Horse Chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum), now lost, accompanied by a stainless steel plaque on a short wooden post. The incised inscription is in mixed case upright lettering infilled in black.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tree - - - - Lost
Post Wood - - - Lost
Plaque Stainless steel 90 80 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
ANNE FRANK'S TREE
Planted on 12 June 1998
To commemorate Anne Frank
and all the children killed in
wars and conflicts in this century
Planted by
The Mayor of the City of Derby
Councillor Abdul Rehman
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Holocaust (1933-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration
Custodian: Holocaust Memorial Day Working Group

Local authorities:
From 1997: The Unitary Authority has been Derby City Council.
History
12th June, 1998: The tree was planted by Cllr Abdul Rehman, Mayor of the City of Derby

24th February 2011: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although the lettering had faded.

February 2016: The tree was cut down to enable flood defence work to be carried out. The plaque was removed to the Mayor's Parlour for storage until a new tree is planted.
References
Derby Telegraph, 27th February 2016, p12 col1: a report on the removal of the tree and the storage of the plaque.
Comments
Page © Roy Branson