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Memorial details

Memorial type
Avenue / Tree or grove
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 08th September 1997
    Attended by: MR JACK STRAW MP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 08th September 1997
    Attended by: DEAN OF LICHFIELD
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13642
Current location

National Memorial Arboretum The Beat
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 1832314417
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
COMMEMORATIVE AVENUE OF TREES NAMED "THE BEAT" WITH ASSOCIATED BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE. AVENUE CONSISTS OF 61 CHESTNUTS, EACH DEDICATED TO AN INDIVIDUAL FORCE. HALF WAY ALONG A PATH WILL LEAD TO A MEMORIAL GARDEN WHERE A BUSH WILL BE PLANTED FOR EACH OFFICER WHO HAS LOST THEIR LIFE IN THE COURSE OF DUTY. A WOODEN STATUE OF A POLICE MAN OVERLOOKS THE AVENUE
Inscription
"THE BEAT" / "THE BEAT" IS AN AVENUE OF TREES DEDICATED TO THE POLICE SERVICE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, / EACH TREE REPRESENTING AN INDIVIDUAL POLICE FORCE. / AT THE ENTRANCE TO "THE BEAT" LIES A MEMORIAL GARDEN DEDICATED TO ALL POLICE OFFICERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS. / THE INSPIRATION FOR "THE BEAT" CAME FROM THE POLICE MUTAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY BASED IN LICHFIELD, / WHICH OPERATES SOLELY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE POLICE FAMILY AND WAS SUPPORTED BY / DONATIONS FROM EACH POLICE FORCE. / "THE BEAT" WAS OPENED ON 8TH SEPTEMBER 1997 BY THE RT HON JACK STRAW MP, HOME SECRETARY / POLICE MUTUAL / (OFFICIAL NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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