Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

S Brewster

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a memorial structure at New Mills, Derbyshire commemorating Stan Brewster who died in an act of terror.
Images
Walkway eastern end Walkway western end Plaque setting Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Millenium Walkway
The Torrs Riverside Park
Rock Mill La
New Mills
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK22 3BN

NGR:
SJ 99959 85310 ±5m
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Location details:
The Millenium Walkway follows a bend in the River Goyt in the centre of New Mills.
Type
Overall type: Structure Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A metal and concrete walkway accompanied by a plaque. The walkway bridges a bend in the river Goyt and closes a gap in the Midshires Way long distance trail. At the eastern end it is supported on a series of metal columns but the western section is attached to the face of stone retaining wall supporting a railway line. The deck is of concrete panels and the two ends each have a pair of concrete portals, the eastern one of which bears a metal plaque with a narrow raised border and an inscription in mixed case raised roman lettering. The border and inscription are coloured black against a white ground.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Walkway metal, concrete Not known c3000 c136000 Good
Plaque Metal 300 400 20 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
STAN BREWSTER
1953-2005
The construction of this unique walkway
was led by Stan Brewster, Chartered Civil
Engineer of Derbyshire County Council,
who tragically lost his life in the London
bombings on 7 July 2005
Stan took a special pride in this project
and the walkway now stands as a permanent
reminder of his professional life and work.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Acts of Terror Totals
Action London Bombings
(7 July, 2005)
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be Derbyshire Council.

Local authorities:
From 1974: New Mills Town Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1985: New Mills Conservation Area was first designated. It was extended in 1986, 1990 and 1994 and the walkway would subsequently be constructed in its area.

c1996: Derbyshire County Council staff began concept and design work for the walkway.

June, 1999: Thyssen began construction work. The walkway cost £525,000, principally funded by Derbyshire County Council and the Millennium Commission with further funding from Global Environmental Community Trust, WREN, Tilcon South, Haul Waste, Bowmer and Kirkland and the Environmental Agency.

January 2000 The walkway was opened. Shortly afterwards it featured on a Royal Mail 44p postage stamp.

October 2000: The walkway was awarded first prize in the small projects (below two million pounds) category of the British Construction Industries Awards Scheme.

11th June, 2006: The memorial plaque was unveiled by Cllr Walter Burrows and Cllr Brian Lucas, of Derbyshire County Council.

References
Comments
Michael Stanley Brewster, more generally known as Stan, was a chartered civil engineer employed by Derbyshire County Council who tragically lost his life on 7th July, 2005 on his way to attend an engineering conference.

The memorial was shown in the BBC2 documentary '7/7: One Day in London'.

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