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Memorial Title

Shipley School

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque formerly at Shipley School, Derbyshire.
Images
Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Erewash Museum
High St
Ilkeston
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 5JA

NGR:
SK 46626 41807
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Location details:
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Previous location:
Christ Church
Vicarage St
Cotmanhay
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 8QL

NGR:
SK 45994 43746
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Location details:
Previously in storage.

Previous location:
Christ Church (Demolished)
Vicarage St
Cotmanhay
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 8QL

NGR:
SK 45987 43842
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Location details:
The church was at the junction of Church St and Vicarage Ave.

Previous location:
Shipley School (Demolished)
Heanor Rd (A6007)
Cotmanhay
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 8TN

NGR:
SK 45573 44202
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Location details:
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Type
Overall type: Plaque.


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

Description:

An upright oblong brass plaque with a twin line border infilled with linear bound laurel leaves with an acanthus leaf at each corner. At the head is a bound and ribboned laurel wreath with a patonce cross within it and a scroll bearing the dates unfurled behind it. The inscription is in black upright capital roman lettering with the names in two columns at the centre.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 915 610 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
1914 1918
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE
UNDERMENTIONED SCHOLARS WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 28 28
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 28 28
ENOCH BAKER
STANLEY BENNETT
WILLIAM S. BOSTOCK
ARTHUR BRAMLEY
GEORGE W. COLUMBINE
JOHN W. COX
GODFREY DAYKIN
JOSEPH ELLIS
JOHN GAMBLE
SAMUEL GODFREY
HARRY GREGORY
GEORGE HARDY
THOMAS HAWLEY
WILLIAM KNIGHTON
GILBERT NOON
GILBERT OLNEY
WILFRED OLNEY
ALBERT PRICE
SIDNEY RAINES
WALTER SHARLEY
WILLIAM SHOOTER
BEWICK SISSON
JOHN W. SMITH
WALTER STAPLETON
JOHN SYSON
HENRY WEST
WILLIAM WHEATCROFT
FRANK WRIGHT
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be Erewash Museum.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Ilkeston Parish Council; Ilkeston Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Unparished; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
29th October 1920: The memorial was unveiled by Maj Godfrey Miller Mundy.

Mid 20th century: Removed from the school when it closed and placed in the original Christ Church.

Early 1980s: The original Christ Church became structurally unsound and was demolished. The plaque was removed and placed into storage in the new Christ Church.

9th May, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in storage but in fair condition.

June 2013: The plaque was transferred to Erewash Museum.
References
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal, 1st October, 1920, p9: a brief report of the unveiling service.
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