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Memorial Title

Littleover Primitive Methodist Church

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque formerly in the Primitive Methodist Church at Littleover, Derby.
Images
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Grange Hall
Park La
Littleover
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 6FX

NGR:
SK 33479 34340
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Grange Hall is the village community hall. The tablet is inside, in storage.

Previous location:
Private residence
Littleover
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 6

NGR:
Location details:

Previous location:
Littleover Primitive Methodist
 Church (demolished)
Burton Rd
Littleover
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 6DN

NGR:
SK 33267 34398
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church was on the northern side of the road in the centre of the village, opposite the junction with Shepherd St.
Type
Overall type: Plaque Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A brass plaque in an oaken frame. The upright oblong brass plaque has a thin incised border and an incised inscription in upright capital decorative lettering with the names in two columns. The border, some internal partitioning lines and the inscription are all coloured black. The oaken frame has a rounded border.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
PlaqueBrass510380-Good
FrameOak61048520Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING GRATITUDE TO THE
FOLLOWING TEACHERS & SCHOLARS
OF THIS SCHOOL WHO SERVED IN
THE GREAT WAR. 1914-1918
AND TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
G. T. STEVENSONB. STEVENSON
A. STEVENSONF. KIRKLAND
G. STEVENSONE. SPENCER
J. TURNERHAROLD TURNER
H. TURNERG. MORLEY
A. TURNER KILLED IN ACTION. SEP. 20Th. 1915
W. H. MARSHALL   . . . . NOV. 20Th. 1917
"FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died1010
Number served and returned 2 2
Total names1212
Administration
Custodian: Littleover Historical Society.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Littleover Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1965: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation).
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council (Unparished); Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
c1920-21: The memorial was procured and erected in the church.

20th April, 1921: The memorial was unveiled by Mrs James Pottar.

1957: The church was closed and the memorial was removed for safekeeping.

1965: The church was demolished.

c1987: The memorial changed hands for further safekeeping.

2018: The memorial came into the possession of the Littleover Historical Society

12th October, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition and and had been well cared for.
References
Derby Telegraph; 21st April 1921 p3: A report on the unveiling service.
Comments
In October 2018 members of the Littleover Historical Society were investing possible locations for the re-erection of the memorial.

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