Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Furness Vale United Methodist Church Sunday School

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet originally in the United Methodist Church, and now in the Church of St John, Furness Vale, Derbyshire.
Images
No images are currently available.
Locations
Last known location:
Church of St John
Buxton Rd (A6)
Furness Vale
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK23 7PX

NGR:
SK 00297 84006
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is wall-mounted inside the church porch.

Previous location:
Private residence
Station Rd
Furness Vale
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK23 7QA

NGR:
SK 00909 83630
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
In storage.

Previous location:
Furness Vale United
 Methodist Church
Station Rd
Furness Vale
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK23 7QA

NGR:
SK 00794 83547
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial was wall-mounted inside the church.
Type
Overall type: Tablet. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A mottled white marble tablet with a pedimented head and the representation of scrolls to each side. At the head is a victor's wreath over crossed pennons of St George, all incised in outline and infilled in black. The heading is incised in upright capital block lettering, the names are in four columns, incised in upright capital roman lettering, and the quotation at the foot is incised in sentence case roman letting, all infilled in black. The tablet is supported by two stone brackets.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
TabletWhite marblec800c1200c40Fair
Bracket x 2Stonec100c150c100Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
PAST AND PRESENT SCHOLARS WHO ANSWERED THE CALL OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR, 1914-1919.
 ASHTON NOAH ETCHELLS JACK+ LOMAS WALTER STATHAM HARRY
 ASHTON DAVID EDGE SAMUEL LOWE WILFRED SHARPLEY JOE
 BRADLEY HORACE+ EDGE HARRY MIDDLETON GEORGE, N. SHARPLEY MARCUS
 BRADLEY ALFRED FORD GEORGE, W. MIDDLETON JOHN, P. SOUTHERN JOHN, H.
 BRADBURY ACTON FORD FRANK MIDDLETON SAMUEL, L. SLEIGH PETER, M.
 BRADBURY FRANK FORD NORMAN+ MIDDLETON THOMAS+ SHIRT STANLEY
 BRADBURY BENJAMIN FORD FRED MIDDLETON ANGELO SHIRT DOUGLAS
 BOWDEN WILLIAM FORD THOMAS+ MYCOCK JAMES SHEARD ARTHUR
 BOWDEN JOHN FLETCHER JOHN, M. MILNES JOSEPH SWINDELLS CHARLES, A.
 BOWDEN FRED FROGGATT ALBERT MASSEY WILLIAM TAYLOR ROBERT
 BOWDEN JOSEPH+ GOUGH ARTHUR MASSEY HARRY TAYLOR ALBERT
 BOWDEN JAMES GOUGH HAROLD, S.+ NUTTAL JOHN, J.+ TAYLOR JAMES
 BOWDEN JOHN, M. GOUGH ERNEST, E. NUTTALL ERNEST TAYLOR JOSEPH
 BEARD JAMES, A. GOULD JOHN, W. NUTTALL WILLIE TAYLOR JOHN, J.
 BEARD HARRY GRACE WILLIAM NUTTALL WILFRED TAYLOR JACOB
+ BERESFORD HENRY HAMPSON JOHN OAKLEY WILLIAM TOWN JOSEPH
 BURGESS WILLIAM HEYWOOD HARRY PEARSON PERCY+ WALKER THOMAS, H
 BRIDGE TOM HANDFORD FRED PEARSON BERNARD WATSON FRANK
 COOK ARTHUR+ HILL ERNEST PEARSON FRED WILSON FRED
 CHORLTON THOMAS HALL LEE PEARSON GEORGE WOOD JOHN, P.
+ CHORLTON ARTHUR HALL ERNEST PRESTWICH THOMAS WOOD ROBERT
 CHORLTON FRANK JEPSON JOHN, J. PASCALL ARTHUR WILD ERNEST
 COVERLEY JOHN JEPSON ARTHUR, B. RIDDICK DAVID, F. WINFIELD HARRY
+ COVERLEY WILLIAM LEECH JAMES ROWLEY HARRY WRIGHT ELLIS
 DALE JOHN+ LEECH ERNEST ROBERTS WILLIAM WRIGHT ALLEN
+ DALE JAMES LEECH SYDNEY STATHAM GEORGE
"Their names shall be held in everlasting remembrance."

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died 15 15
Number served and returned 88 88
Total names103103
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council of the Church of St John.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Yeardsley cum Whaley Parish Council; Yeardsley cum Whaley Urban District Council; Cheshire County Council.
From WW2: Whaley Bridge Parish Council; Whaley Bridge Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Whaley Bridge Town Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The memorial was acquired and erected in Furness Vale United Methodist Church.

2002: The Methodist Church was closed and the memorial was salvaged by local resident Mr Geoff Wild, who stored it in an outbuilding at his home.

2014: A faculty was obtained for the memorial to be remounted in the church of St John, the funding for which was supported by a grant from Whaley Bridge Town Council.

2014: The memorial was remounted in the porch of the Church of St John.

21st September, 2014: The memorial was unveiled.
References
Buxton Advertiser; 24th September, 2014, online edition; a report of the unveiling of the memorial at the Church of St John.
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