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Memorial Title

Derby War Memorial Village - Extension

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of an extension to the Derby War Memorial Village at Allenton, Derby.
Images
Setting Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Mountbatten Cl
Allenton
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE24 9JT

NGR:
SK 37047 31927
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The four bungalows are on the eastern side of Mountbatten Cl. The rock and plaque are at the junction with Walton Ave and Mountbatten Cl.
Type
Overall type: War memorial village. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A road and four brick and tile bungalows accompanied by a large natural rock bearing a square metal plaque with the inscription incised in upright sentence case roman lettering coloured black.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
RoadConcrete, bituminous material---Good
BuildingsBrick, tile---Good
RockStonec1000c1200c1500Fair
PlaqueMetalc600c600c2Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
War Memorial Village, Derby
Foundation stone laid June 1949
by
HRH The Princess Elizabeth
Extended June 1995
Rededicated August 1997
by
The Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire
Mr J. K. Bather, J.P.
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictSecond World War (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Administration
Custodian: The Trustees of the Derby War Memorial Village

Local authorities:
From 1995: Derby City Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
1995-7: The bungalows and plaque were erected by the Trustees of the Derby War Memorial Village.

August 1997: The extension was dedicated by Mr J K Bather JP, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire.

14th October, 2002: The extension was visited by HRH The Princess Royal, who unveiled a brass plaque to mark her visit (the location of which is not known).

13th January, 2008: The memorial was recorded and photographed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.

24th August, 2019: The memorial was rephotographed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Royal Insight, the magazine of the Royal Family; November 2002; an article regarding the Princess Royal's visit.
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