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Bemrose School - Library


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial library commemorating the fallen of Bemrose School, California, Derby.

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Last known location:
The Bemrose School
Uttoxeter New Road
Nearest postcode:
DE22 3HU

SK 33627 35631
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Overall type: Library. Overall condition: Unknown


A Library.

Can you tell us what happened to this memorial?.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Library - - - - Not known
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
[None known]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died * *
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names * *
* It is non known whether any names were specifically recorded for this memorial.
Custodian: Presumed to be the school governors.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation)
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997 the unitary authority has been Derby City Council
History and Conservation
12th September, 1902: Derby Municipal Secondary School for Boys was founded in Abbey Street.

1928–1930: New school buildings, designed by the architect Alexander Macpherson, were built on a new site on Uttoxeter New Road at a cost of £71,746.

1930: On occupation of the new buildings, the school was renamed Bemrose School and became a boys grammar school.

18th March, 1947: Mr W A Macfarlane, headmaster, announced that the "new school library should be dedicated to the memory of Old Bemrosians who fell in the last war".

1975: Bemrose School was merged with Rykneld Boys' Secondary Modern School, became a comprehensive school and was renamed Bemrose Community School.

2009: The school became a Foundation Trust school and its name was changed to The Bemrose School.

July, 2018: The memorial was researched by Roy Branson.
Derby Telegraph, 19th march, 1947; p4: a report on the school's speech day, including a reference to the headmaster's statement.
This record is based solely on the press cutting quoted above.

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