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Memorial Title

HM Forces Social Centre - Project Sunset

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a memorial plaque to the WW2 social and welfare facilities provided under Operation Sunset at HM Forces Social Centre at the Baptist Church Hall, Station St, Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
Images

Setting Plaque
Locations

Last known location:
Station Street Baptist
 Church Hall
Station St
Long Eaton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
NG10 1GJ

NGR:
SK 49487 33466 ±5m
Location details:
On the northern wall adjacent to the footway.
Type

Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Good The inscription is legible.


Description:

A wall mounted plain oblong metal plaque with a gilded inscription in upright capital roman lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Metal 455 660 25 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

NOV. 6TH. 1939 - MARCH 30TH. 1946
IN THESE PREMISES MEN AND WOMEN
OF H. M. FORCES STATIONED IN
LONG EATON & DISTRICT FOUND
FRIENDSHIP. RECREATION & REFRESHMENT
AND DURING THIS PERIOD 1½ MILLION
VISITS WERE MADE. CHURCHES OF ALL
DENOMINATIONS AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS
WERE ASSOCIATED IN THE UNDERTAKING
WHICH WAS KNOWN AS
"H. M. FORCES SOCIAL CENTRE."
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the church authorities.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Long Eaton Parish Council; Long Eaton Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: (Unparished); Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

1946: The memorial was unveiled.

30th January 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and did not look 67 years old so may have been replaced or refurbished in recent years.
References

Derbyshire Records Office, reference D6310/1: The Bernard Wallis Harrison Archive includes correspondence, papers and programmes for Project Sunset: HM Forces Social Centre including unveiling of a commemorative plaque in 1946.
Comments

Page © Roy Branson