Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Fairfield

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial comprising plaques at the roadside in Fairfield, Buxton, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Upper plaque Lower plaque Inscription Supplementary plaque 2 Supplementary plaque 1 Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
The Green
Fairfield Rd (A6)
Fairfield
Buxton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK17 7DT

NGR:
SK 06653 74037 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is towards the middle of The Green, facing onto Fairfield Rd.
Type
Overall type: Plaques. Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

Two brass plaques mounted on a vertical stone set on a pedestal within a small paved surface. The upper, oblong, metal plaque bears the names of those commemorated in the nearby Church of St Peter and has a polished narrow raised border and an inscription and names in raised sentence-case roman lettering against a black ground. The lower plaque is similar in style and bears the names of those commemorated in the former Fairfield Conservative Club. The two plaques are inlaid into the vertical face of a backboard comprising a roughly-hewn slab of sandstone surmounting a pedestal. The oblong pedestal has dressed sandstone panels on the vertical faces and a dressed cover, which overlaps the whole and has a bullnosed edge. The centre panel of the 6 o'clock face bears an inscription incised in upright sentence-case roman lettering, and the two end panels each bear a small supplementary plaque in similar style to the main ones.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Upper plaque Brass 785 695 15 Good
Lower plaque Brass 210 695 15 Good
Backboard Sandstone 1560 1050 520 Good
Pedestal Sandstone 860 1640 1120 Good
Supplementary plaque
9 o'clock face
Brass 130 315 15 Good
Supplementary plaque
3 o'clock face
Brass 135 245 10 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Upper plaque:
The names of the fallen, held in perpetual memory at
St Peter's Church, Fairfield
1914-1918
John M Bainbridge William Drage William Millward Abraham Sigley
Robert BallWilliam H FinneyWilfred MitchellHerbert Simpson
James L BarretJohn W FoxTom MoselyFrancis G Spencer
Philip BeresfordCharles FrancisHorace M MycockWilliam H Stapleford
Vivian BigginErnest GarsideHarold OrgillWilliam Staden
George W BlackwellWilliam J GentReginald PascoeFrank Standridge
John BlackwellGeorge GoodwinRichard P PeacockJohn Stenson
Francis J BowderFrank GreenArthur PhillipsSamuel Street
Harry BurgessStanley GulwellJohn W PinderPercy Street
Arthur BurgessFrank HallamGeorge ProctorErnest Street
John E BurgesFred HodderTom RadfordWilliam Volans
Herbert M BurtonTom B HornJohn RawlinsonMark C Wardle
Frank ButlerHarry JohnsonWilliam H RileySamuel Wheeldon
Percy ClarkJohn JohnsonArthur RileyNorman Whieldon
Herbert DanielsJoseph LloydJoseph RileyCharles L Wilkinson
Arthur DanielsHarry LomasJohn M RobinsonOwen William
Harold DawsonJohn D MarchingtonHugh RobinsonWilliam T Winstanley
Arthur DickenGavin McArthurHarry SellorsPercy Wood
1939-1945
John BrownDennis GreenhalghSamuel G KidsonGeoffrey Richardson
Lloyd G BurtonFrank GyteSidney LeeVictor Robinson
William E CroftWilliam HancockJohn LobleyJohn K Roberts
James CruddiesLeslie HandleyJoyce LobleyGeorge A Thompson
John W DaviesFrank HarrisArthur L MellorWilliam H Upton
William A FallowsHarold HeathThomas MortonWilliam Walker
Derrick FarnellRichard HoyleAlan S R PearceReginald Watson
Clifford GoodwinWilliam JohnsonAlbert E PorterCyril Welbourne
Ernest W GreenWilliam KayeRoy PorterSidney Wright
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them

Lower plaque:
Also Remembering
1914-1918
Clement Leeke J Lewis Ernest J Walthew
of the Parish of Fairfield and recorded in the former
Fairfield Conservative Club
We honour their sacrifice


Supplementary plaque on
9 o'clock face of pedestal:


Inscription on 6 o'clock face of pedestal:


Supplementary plaque on
3 o'clock face of pedestal:
This Memorial was erected through the
generosity of the community of Fairfield
and dedicated to the glory of God and in
memory of the fallen by
Reverend Carl F. Edwards, Vicar of Fairfield
on 17th September 2016.
When you go home
tell them of us and say
for your tomorrow
we gave our today
As you pass this place
stop and stand, in silent vigil
for those whose hand,
wrought deeds of courage
and thus did fall
and in their giving, have given all.
            Rev Carl Flynn Edwards

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 75 36 111
Number served and returned  0  0  0
Total names 75 36 111
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Fairfield Parish Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
2013: Marion Wright, churchwarden at nearby St Peter's Church, began campaigning and fundraising for the memorial.

Spring 2016: The memorial was erected at a cost of c£8000.

17th September, 2016: The memorial was dedicated by Rev Carl F. Edwards, vicar of Fairfield.

19th June, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.
References
Buxton Advertiser; 8th June, 2016: a brief report on the new memorial.
Comments
Joyce Lobley is recorded by CWGC as Sjt Maud Joyce Lobley ATS.

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