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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Bromley
Town
Locksbottom
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5th July 1989
    Attended by: MAYOR OF BROMLEY
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12778

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Current location

429
The Old Police Station
Crofton Road
Locksbottom
Bromley
Greater London
BR6 8NL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 43077 65013
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Replica plain rectangular plaque, with white lettering.
Inscription
HERE IN MAY 1940 THE/ LOCAL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS/ WERE FIRST ENROLLED TO HELP TO MEET THE/ THREATENED GERMAN INVASION. THEY BECAME THE/ 52ND KENT BATTALION HOME GUARD/ AND ON DECEMBER 3RD 1944 WHEN ALL DANGER/ OF INVASION HAD PASSED THE BATTALION/ "STOOD DOWN" OUTSIDE THIS BUILDING
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
At the time of the Second World War the building was Farnborough Police Station. When the Police Station closed in the 1980s, the original plaque was placed in Bromley Museum, Church Hill, Orpington for safekeeping, as it was feared it might be stolen. The premises was later occupied by an estate agent, which in 1989 had a replica memorial plaque installed on the original site. The building was later taken over by The Boutique Spa.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • BROMLEY WAR MEMORIALS VOLUME FOUR by RASON, PAUL 101-2 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LONDON BROUGH OF BROMLEY NOV 1999 BROMLEY

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