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Ashbourne - WW1 Bench

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial bench near Dig St in Ashbourne, 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:
Wayside
Compton Bridge
Dig St (A515)
Compton
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1DA

NGR:
SK 18087 46589 ±5m
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Location details:
Compton Bridge is the culverted section of Henmore Brook between the Shawcroft Centre and the library.
Type
Overall type: Bench Overall condition: Very Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A metal bench painted black. The end frames are of shaped tubular metal with the seat formed from horizontal rails. The backrest is formed from sheet metal cut to portray a group of WW1 infantrymen crossing barbed wire with, to one side a trellis bearing the plaque and a spray of red poppies. The oblong stainless steel plaque bears an incised inscription in upright sentence case block lettering infilled in black.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
BenchSteel9801450650Very Good
PlaqueStainless Steel80120c2Very Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Please feel free to sit and rest
As our very welcome guest
And remember those who gave their all
So that you may never have to fall.
Gifted by Ashbourne Branch
Royal British Legion
In memory of 125 men lost from Ashbourne in
The Great War 1914 - 1918
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Ashbourne Town Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The bench was procured by the Ashbourne Branch of the Royal British Legion and manufactured by David Ogilvie Engineering Limited of Kilmarnock, Scotland.

4th February, 2019: The memorial was recorded by Alan Willmot. It was in very good condition and well cared for.

10th July, 2019: The memorial was photographed by Roy Branson. It was in very good condition and well cared for.
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