Derbyshire War Memorials
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Remembrance - 2

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 37159 31965
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is at the eastern 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:
LEST WE FORGET
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Supplementary inscription:
THIS SEAT IS DEDICATED TO GEORGE ARTHUR HIBBERT
HONORARY VICE PRESIDENT OF THE WAR
MEMORIAL VILLAGE
FOR COMMITMENT TO THE VILLAGE AND ASSISTING
SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN
FOR THE PAST 60 YEARS
AND TO ALL VILLAGERS PAST AND PRESENT.

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictNot statedTotals
Action or eventRemembrance
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
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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