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Lullington

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial plaque in the Village Hall, Lullington, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Plaque Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
Village Hall
Main St
Lullington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE12 8EG

NGR:
SK 25038 12924
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The village hall is on the eastern side of Main St. The memorial is inside on the west wall.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


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

Description:

An ivory coloured moulded bakelite plaque in an oaken frame accompanied by a brass plaque with inscription. The upright oblong plaque has a raised panel at the centre bearing a depiction of an advancing British soldier in battle dress and carrying a rifle with bayonet affixed. At the foot is a dedicatory statement and the badge of the British Army. The tablet is encased in a glazed oaken frame which has a brass plaque affixed at the foot bearing an additional inscription.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Bakelite 400 245 - Fair
Frame Oak, glass 495 310 50 Fair
Plaque Brass 35 225 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Bakelite plaque:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War Civilians (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
FOR FREEDOM
WAR SAVINGS CAMPAIGN 1944
PRESENTED BY THE WAR OFFICE
TO THE LOCAL SAVINGS COMMITTEE
IN APPRECIATION OF THEIR SUCCESS IN
SALUTE THE SOLDIER WEEK
Brass plaque:
PRESENTED TO THE PARISHIONERS OF LULLINGTON
BY THE WAR OFFICE AS A RECORD OF APPRECIATION OF THEIR
MAGNIFICENT SAVINGS EFFORT BY WHICH THEY SAVED MOST PER HEAD
OF POPULATION IN THE COUNTY DURING THE "SALUTE THE SOLDIER"
SAVINGS CAMPAIGN 15TH - 22ND JULY 1944.  SAVINGS PER HEAD = £31. 4. 0.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be Lullington Parish Council

Local authorities:
From WW2: Lullington Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Lullington Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1944: The bakelite plaque was made by De La Rue Plastics

24th November, 1977: The hall lies within the Lullington Conservation Area first designated on that date

12th December, 1986: The hall was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1334596.

26th June 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in good condition and well cared for.
References
Comments
The Bakelite plaque specifically commemorates support for the "For Freedom War Savings Campaign", part of the National Savings campaign run for the government by Sir Robert Kindersley. It therefore recognises the hardships endured by the civilian population in support of the war effort.

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