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Long Eaton - WW1 Roll of Honour

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial Roll of Honour in the Town Hall at Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Council Chamber
Town Hall
Derby Rd (A6005)
Long Eaton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
NG10 1HU

NGR:
SK 49008 33920
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the rear wall of the council chamber.

Previous location:
Not known
Nearest postcode:
-

NGR:
-
Location details:
The building was only constructed in the 1970s so the memorial must have previously been located elsewhere.

Can you tell us where this memorial was previously located?.
Type
Overall type: Roll of honour. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A framed and glazed roll of honour on paper. The central panel has a wreath and titles at the head and the main inscription in upright capital roman lettering. The four side panels contain the names in lower case black calligraphy with each new initial rubricated. The foot of the last column bears a calligrapher’s mark comprising crossed quills and the text SAML CLEGG SCR. The wooden frame has a stepped top, main pieces carved with a repeating leaf design resembling overlapping laurel leaves, and narrow moulded glazing bars. The lower edge has a moulded cornice and four brackets.

Between the date of this survey in October 2009 and August 2018 the panels were separated and each one remounted in a plain black frame.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
RollPaper---Fair
FrameWood, glass1640300090Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Names,
panel 1:
Adams
to
Daniels
Names,
panel 2:
Darnell
to
Hutchinson
1914 1919
THE GREAT WAR
ROLL OF HONOUR
THESE ARE THE MEN OF LONG EATON
WHO AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY
LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM
ENDURED HARDNESS FACED DANGER AND
FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MEN
BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF SACRIFICE
GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS
MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM.
LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT
THAT THEIR NAME BE NOT FORGOTTEN.
TO THEIR EVER GLORIOUS MEMORY AND IN
TOKEN OF THE LOVE AND GRATITUDE OF
THEIR FELLOW TOWNSMEN A CROSS OF
STONE IS ERECTED IN THE MARKET PLACE
AND A FUND ESTABLISHED TO ASSIST THEIR
KINDRED IN DISTRESS AND TO HELP THOSE
DISABLED BY THE WAR.
INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR
OF OUR LORD MCMXXI
Names,
panel 3:
Hutsby
to
Sayers
Names,
panel 4:
Scattergood
to
York
& Lloyd

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died504504
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names504504
Administration
Custodian: Erewash Borough Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Long Eaton Parish Council; Long Eaton Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1921: The roll was produced by Samuel Clegg, calligrapher, and mounted in its original location.

Unknown date: The memorial was removed from its former site and mounted in its present location.

1993: The Long Eaton Town Centre Conservation Area was first designated; the Town Halll lies within it.

1st October, 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.

2009 - 2018: The memorial was dismantled and the five sheets remounted in individual frames.
References
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