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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
High Peak
Town
Buxton
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR W HUNSTONE (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22 April 1966
    Attended by: REV KENNETH BOWLER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14263
Current location

Junction with Dale Rd (B5059)
28
Dale Road (corner of Bennett Street)
Buxton
High Peak
Derbyshire
SK17 6LW
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 06020 73060
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular rolled bronze plaque on a wooden backboard. Two red and white roses are at the top corners and a red and white Latin cross near the centre. Inscription in upright capitals infilled in white. This replaced an original 1917 shrine- our reference 85066
Inscription
BENNETT STREET ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1914 - 1918/+/ (Names in 5 columns)/ R I P/ (Names in 4 columns)/ 1939 -1945 [name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barker, W
Bennett, J S
Bennett, J W
Beresford, C
Bloomfield, F W
Blunt, G
Boluran, F
Bootherstone, J
Bramnell, N
Brookes, D
See details for all 95 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 93
    Served and returned: 82
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1000mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
By 2014 in total decay- fully refurbished 2017
Costs

Site: £136

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • www.buxtonwarmemorials.co.uk/bennett_st.html
  • "The Buxton Civic Association Newsletter" (Summer 2017) reprinted the following from Terry Redfern, Buxton Cemetery Superintendent: "The bronze memorial plaque is currently with the restorers and we have no date as to when the work will be completed - as the plaque was quite badly bent in one corner and may need cleaning, dipping and re-enamelling the work could take a few months. We've already got quotes for a new hardwood plinth for the plaque to be fixed to, so once we get the plaque back it shouldn't take long. For now I'd just advise people that the work is in hand and that the plaque will be replaced as soon as possible. The plaque was originally cared for by the occupant of the property not HPBC [High Peak Borough Council], but unfortunately subsequent occupiers have not taken up the mantle, hence HPBC stepping in to initiate repairs when the plaque blew off in recent high winds."
  • The Buxton Advertiser and Herald 27 April 1966 - for the dedication
  • Buxton Advertiser April 1966-"Made of rolled bronze and engraved with the names filled in with enamel, the memorial is expected to stand up to all weathers and be a permanent memorial. It will be mounted on a strong wooden base and hung where the former memorial rested. The memorial has been made by Mr. W Hunstone of Tideswell, and it is hoped that its erection will be marked by a service led by the Rev. K. Bowler, of St Mary's Church, and that members of of the British Legion, with their standards will also be present. The memorial is costing £136 and together with donations, £116 has so far been raised. There is still £20 needed and the Chairman [Counc. Tom Garton, of Bennett Street] reminds readers that he will still be very pleased to receive donations."

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