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Memorial Title

50th Anniversary of VJ Day

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial tree commemorating the 50th Anniversary of VJ Day outside the Town Hall at Long Eaton.
Images
Setting Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Town Hall Grounds
Derby Rd (A6005)
Long Eaton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
NG10 1HU

NGR:
SK 49053 33900 ±5m
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Location details:
Southwest of the old Town Hall building.
Type
Overall type: Tree Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A narrow-leaved ash tree (Fraxinus cf angustifolia) accompanied by a rectangular plaque on a wooden post.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
Tree----Good
PlaqueUnknown1501502Good
PostWoodc500c175c175Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
This tree was planted by
His Worship the Mayor
Councillor Ernest Bevan
on behalf of
Erewash Borough Council
on Tuesday 15th August 1995
to commemorate the
50th Anniversary of VJ Day
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action or event VJ Day * (15 Aug 1945)
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
* Victory over Japan Day marked the surrender of Japan and the effective end of WW2
Administration
Custodian: Erewash Borough Council

Local authorities:
From WW2: Long Eaton Parish Council; Long Eaton Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1993: The Long Eaton Town Centre Conservation Area was first designated; the memorial lies within it.

15th August, 1995: The tree was planted by Cllr Ernest Bevan, Mayor of Erewash Borough Council.

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