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Hamilton Road - Board

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial board in Hamilton Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Private residences
Hamilton Rd
Long Eaton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
NG10 4QZ

NGR:
SK 48764 34039
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The board is at the roadside, on the wall between 34 and 36 Hamilton Rd. These are private residences and visitors are requested to respect their privacy.
Type
Overall type: Board


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A painted wooden board with a gabled slate canopy. The upright oblong board has the inscription and names carved in relief out of the solid in capital block lettering, projecting framework and a shaped lower edge. A shaped wooden bracket to each side supports the roof structure which bears slates and has decoratively shaped bargeboards. The board is surmounted by a wooden cross within the gable, and bears a custodian's metal plaque towards the head. A moulded cornice below the board has hooks for the attachment of tributes.

When surveyed the board was painted black with the lettering picked out in white but it had previously been painted all red. The slate roof also replaces an earlier covering of roofing felt.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Memorial overall Wood, slate 980 630 230 Good
Board Wood 600 c550 c40 Fair
Plaque Metal c20 c200 c2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Upper panel: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR
EVERMORE
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 17 17
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 17 17
Main panel:   ARTHUR BROWN
  FREDERICK EDWARD BULLOCK
  ERNEST VICTOR CLARK
  GEORGE CRANNAGE
  CHARLES SOWTER HUDSON
  ALFRED MATHER
  CHARLES SLATER NEWBORN
  PERCY NEWBORN
  GEORGE OWEN
  WILFRID PAGE
  CHARLES VIVIAN PALMER
  HERBERT PALMER
  ALBERT SMITH
  JOHN HENRY SMITH
  LAWRENCE SMITH
  FRANK SPURR
  HUBERT NELSON WRAGG
Plaque: LONG EATON ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Administration
Custodian: The Long Eaton branch of the Royal British Legion

Local authorities:
From WW1: Long Eaton Parish Council; Long Eaton Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: (Unparished); Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1920s:An original temporary street shrine was removed and replaced by the current memorial.

Unknown date: The memorial was the subject of a report by The Derbyshire Historic Environment Record (formerly the Derbyshire Sites and Monuments Record), HER number 28432.

5th June 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and well cared for. The board had been painted red, varnished and the canopy refelted, but it was not known how long ago these had been done.

c2010: The Long Eaton branch of the Royal British Legion took over as custodians and coordinated the refurbishment of the memorial, which included stripping down accumulated layers of paint, repainting and reroofing with slates. Their plaque was added at the same time.

12th February, 2013: The memorial was photographed by Richard Roberts. It was in good condition.
References
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