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Broomfield Park Garden Of Remembrance

WM reference
17989
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Opened : 7 July 1929
  • Dedicated : 7 July 1929
  • Unveiled : 11 November 2011
Current location

Junction of Broomfield Lane and Powys Lane.
BROOMFIELD PARK
Broomfield Lane
Palmers Green
Enfield
Greater London
N13 4HH
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 30406 92453
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Garden of Remembrance with miniature temple set in walled garden. In front of this is a cairn originally of 280 stones with each stone representing a life laid down, with inscription at base. Names were originally inscribed on metal plaques fixed inside temple for WW1 and outside walls for WW2. These have been replaced by tablets. Cairn later altered as more names were added to plaques. In a recess of the temple are three impressed small windows indicative of Fortitude, Sacrifice, and Victory, with inscription above. Garden also contains six seats made from timbers from HMS Dido and a large variety of plants. Gates at entrance presented in memory of Frank Barratt, husband of Elsie Barratt.

Inscription

1914 - 1918/ At the going down of the sun we will remember them.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Bridel, S
Briggs, H
Briscoe, F H
Bristow, J D
Brooker, W W
Brooks, W R
Brown, T
Brown, H
Brown, H J
Brown, R L
See details for all 119 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 530
Served and returned: 0
Died: 530
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 446
Served and returned: 0
Died: 446
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War - civilians
Total names on memorial: 139
Served and returned: 0
Died: 139
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,occupation
Order of information: occupation

Component

Garden
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Undefined
Listed?: No

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Undefined
Listed?: No

Component

Cairn
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Undefined
Listed?: No

Component

Plaques
Condition: Stolen
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Opened
Date: 7 July 1929
Attended by: ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET EARL JELLICOE OF SCAPA GCB OM GCVO

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 7 July 1929
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 11 November 2011
Attended by: Undefined

History

2011: Replacement name tablets unveiled. 2009, between 13-14th August: All bronze plaques stolen from memorial. Enfield Police appealed for information regarding the theft and whereabouts of the plaques. August 2000: New memorial gates installed. June 2000: Memorial gates stolen from Garden

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

ENFIELD BOROUGH COUNCIL PARKS DEPT

Reference

Barnet Press 1st April 1922 Announcing an exhibition of the design for the proposed garden of remembrance.

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/name-plaques-stolen-from-broomfield-garden-of-remembrance/

Reference

Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 7th July 1929

Reference

BBC News Online http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8206049.stm

Reference

Council or Committee Minutes September 1929

Reference

Other website Enfield Independent http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/4549907._Sickening__thieves_steal_war_plaques_from_Broomfield_Park/

Reference

Enfield Advertiser 19th August 2009.

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