Derbyshire War Memorials
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Remembrance - 1

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial bench at Allenton, Derby.
Images
Bench Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Public area
Sinfin Ave
Allenton
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE24 9DX

NGR:
SK 37153 31960
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is at the western side of the paved area in the open space bounded by Sinfin Ave, Chellaston Rd (A514) and Merrill Way.
Type
Overall type: Bench. Overall condition: Pristine. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A black bench with a frame of square tubular metal with the seat formed from horizontal rails. The backrest is formed from sheet metal cut to portray a silhouette group of WW1 infantrymen standing by a battlefield grave marker. The scene is surrounded by coils of barbed wire with a spray of red poppies to each side. The main inscription is cut through the top and bottom rails and a small tablet at the top bears a supplementary inscription in black sentence case lettering.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
BenchMetal11301850360Pristine
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Main inscription:
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictNot statedTotals
Action or eventRemembrance
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
LEST WE FORGET
NEVER FORGOTTEN
Supplementary inscription:
Mrs Mary Middleton MBE and Mr Derek Bates
For all the years of loyal service to
the War Memorial Village Derby
"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"
Administration
Custodian: The Trustees of the Derby War Memorial Village

Local authorities:
From 1997: Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The bench was made by Roll and Scroll, steel fabricators of Grantham, and installed at this site.

24th August, 2019: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in pristine condition and cared for.
References
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