Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

D Day

Summary

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

NGR:
SK 37147 31969
(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 of the London skyline with two Spitfires above, a spray of red poppies to the left and inscriptions above and below.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
BenchMetal11301850360Pristine
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
LEST WE FORGET
D - DAY
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictSecond World War (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventAllied Invasion of Europe: D Day (6th June. 1944)
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.
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