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Chesterfield - Warship Week

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial plaque in Chesterfield Museum at the Stephenson Memorial Hall, Chesterfield, commemorating Chesterfield civilians who contributed to Warship Week.
Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
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Last known location:
Chesterfield Museum and
 Art Gallery
Stephenson Memorial Hall
St Mary's Gate (B6543)
Nearest postcode:
S41 7TD

SK 38563 71226 ±5m
Location details:
The museum is at the junction with Corporation St. and Holywell St. The plaque is in a display cabinet in the room towards the back of the museum.
Overall type: Plaque.

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


A round metal plaque with the naval crown at the head and bearing an image of castle with three ears of wheat.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Metal c225 dia c30 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
* Unknown
Custodian: Presumed to be Chesterfield Borough Council

Local authorities:
From WW2: Chesterfield Parish Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Unparished; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
9th August, 1976: Stephenson Hall was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1334684.

November, 1976: The memorial lies within the Town Centre Conservation Area first designated in that month.

9th September, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
The memorial commemorates the efforts of the civilian population in raising funds for warship week during wartime austerity.

An adjacent caption card explains the association of Chesterfield with HMS Danae during and after WW1.

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