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St Peter's Church - Banner (Lost)


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial banner formerly at St Peter's Church, Stonebroom, Derbyshire, but now lost.
No images are available for this memorial.
Last known location:
St Peter's Church
High St
Nearest postcode:
DE55 6JT

SK 41582 59781
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
Overall type: Banner.

Overall condition: Lost


An oblong fabric flag, described as a banner, containing a small image of the Union Flag together with other coloured panels, the details of which are not known. The banner was attached to a wooden pole to facilitate its use in parades and display.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Banner Fabric c1200 c2000 - Lost
Pole Wood c2500 c30 dia Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
[Not known]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Shirland and Higham Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Shirland and Higham Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
20th May, 1928: The banner was the central feature of a ceremony at Stonebroom. The ceremony began at the Stonebroom Miners' Welfare grounds where the banner was presented to the Stonebroom and District Branch of the British Legion by the local Women's Section and it was then dedicated and blessed by Rev W. Parker Stamper, Vicar of Stonebroom. It was then paraded to the war memorial at St Peter's Church where it was formally handed over to Mr E Edwards and Mr W Daybell, churchwardens, to be deposited in the church.

2nd September, 2016: Enquiries were made, and a search conducted in the church by Roy Branson but no information was available about the whereabouts or loss of the banner..
Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, 26th May 1928, p17: A full account of the ceremony with a photograph of Rev Stamper dedicating the banner.
This account has been compiled entirely from the press cutting referenced above and nothing more is known about it.

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