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Gdsmn D Blinco - Bench 2

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a Northern Ireland war memorial bench to Gdsmn Daniel Blinco at Melbourne, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Bench Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Pool Rd
Melbourne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE73 8AA

NGR:
SK 39075 24842 ±5m
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Location details:
On the northeast side of the road, commanding a view over the pool.
Type
Overall type: Bench.


Overall condition: Unknown.


Description:

A long oaken slatted seat with armrests and a brass dedicatory plaque in the centre of the backrest. The plain oblong plaque bears an incised inscription in upright capital block lettering originally infilled in black but now rather faded.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Bench Wood 1020 2415 730 Fair
Plaque Brass 100 150 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
THIS SEAT IS DEDICATED TO
THE PEOPLE OF MELBOURNE
IN MEMORY OF
GRENADIER GUARDSMAN
DANIEL BLINCO
KILLED IN NORTHERN IRELAND
ON DECEMBER 30th 1993
AGED 22 YEARS
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Northern Ireland Conflict (1969-2007) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Blinco family.

Local authorities:
From 1974: Melbourne Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
2013: The memorial was provided by friends and family.

9th November, 2013: The memorial was dedicated.

20th February, 2014: The memorial was surveyed by Rachel Farrand. It was in good condition.

1st March, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition although the black colouring on the inscription had faded.
References
Derby Telegraph, 31st October 2013, a report on the forthcoming ceremony.
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