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Memorial Title

Unidentified School - WW1

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description and report of a WW1 book of remembrance in Tupton Hall School.
Images

Setting Memorial Inscription
Locations

Last known location:
Tupton Hall School
Station New Rd
Old Tupton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S42 6LG

NGR:
SK 39506 65224
(From online digital mapping)
Location details:
On the floor of a display cabinet in the reception area.

Previous location:
Tupton Hall Grammar
 School (Demolished)
Station New Rd
Old Tupton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S42 6LG

NGR:
SK 394 652
(Estimated)
Location details:

Previous location:
Unknown
Nearest postcode:
Unknown

NGR:
Unknown
Location details:
Tupton Hall Grammar School was not founded until 1936 so this WW1 memorial must have been acquired from one of its predecessors. Internet research suggests that it may have been Clay Cross School although it still existed as a secondary school until the 1970s.
Type

Overall type: Book of Remembrance.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A book of remembrance in a freestanding brass frame.

The bound book lies open at the central pages which bear an elaborately decorated inscription listing the fallen. Ruled blue and gold margins are liberally decorated with sinuous lines connecting delicate foliage and flowers in pastel colours. The inscription is in coloured calligraphy: the headings in gold upright capital letters and the names in sentence case blue lettering with gold initials.

The brass frame comprises an oblong tray containing the book overlain by a cast brass wreath with an incised inscription on ribbons at the foot.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Book Card. paper c200 c180 c10 Good
Frame Brass 350 310 c100 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

1914-1919
ROLL OF HONOUR ROLL OF HONOUR
Albert Griffiths, 
Joseph Farrimond,
Second Master.
Form Master.
Herbert Barlow,
William Arthur Bond,
William James Brailsford,
Victor Bryan,
Georgre Alfred Bryant,
Thomas Cook,
Robert G. Cowling,
Walter Cutts,
Charles Frederick Drabble,
Albert Dunkley,
John Durrant,
Clifford Dyke,
William Elliott,
Reginald Flint,
Herbert Palmer Hallam,
William Haslam,
John Farnsworth,
Pilsley
Chesterfield
Pilsley
Morton
S Normanton
Pilsley
Clay Cross
Clay Cross
Clay Cross
Newton
Pilsley
N Wingfield
Clay Cross
Whittington Moor
Pilsley
Ashover
Clay Cross
George Silkstone Hopkinson,
Ernest Harvey Howitt,
Will Marriott,
Reginald Mason,
Percy White May,
Ernest William May,
Joseph Stanley May,
Herbert Pearce,
William Pursglove,
Harry Redfern,
Alfred Ernest Slack,
Edwin Walsh,
Frederick George Wheatcroft,
Fred Wholey,
Henry Wilson,
John William Harrison,
Thomas William Yates
Clay Cross
Clay Cross
Clay Cross
Grassmoor
Pilsley
Pilsley
Pilsley
Newton
Sutton-in-Ashfield
N. Wingfield
Clay Cross
Pilsley
Alfreton
Pilsley
Pilsley
Stonebroom
New Whittington
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

REQUIESCANT IN PACE

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 34
Number served and returned  0
Total names 34
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Board of Governors of Tupton Hall School

Local authorities:
From WW2: Tupton Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Tupton Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council
History

Spring 2003: The school moved to new buildings east of the old ones within the same campus, and the old buildings were demolished. The memorial is presumed to have been relocated in its present position then.

28th July, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition.
References
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