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Memorial details

Memorial type
Bells or bell tower
District
Charnwood
Town
Loughborough
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959), Falklands Conflict (1982)
Maker
SIR WALTER TAPPER RA (Designer)
Messrs William Moss & Sons (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 22nd January 1922
    Attended by: General The Lord Horne GCB KCMG ADC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23rd July 1923
    Attended by: Rt. Rev'd. Frank Theodore Woods DD Bishop of Peterborough.
  • Opened
    Date: 22nd July 1923
    Attended by: CHEVLIER JEF DENYN OF MALINES
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd July 1923
    Attended by: Field Marshall Sir William R. Robertson BART GCB GCMG KCVO DSO
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Lost
Not lost
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14738

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Current location

Carillon Tower
Queen's Park
off Granby Street
Loughborough
Charnwood
Leicestershire
LE11 3BJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 53363 19379
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall bell tower memorial constructed of local brick and Portland stone. Contains 47 bells cast by Taylor's Bell Foundry of Loughborough with individual inscriptions on each bell. Played using clavier (with keyboard). Museum within ground floor level. Copper covered balcony at top. Twelve wall mounted metal plaques with inscriptions in relief, on rusticated stone walls at bottom of tower. Domed tower to top with weather-vane
Inscription
Base wall of tower : THIS TOWER WAS ERECTED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF LOUGHBOROUGH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918. Plaque 1 : THIS MEMORIAL WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE MAYOR, / ALDERMAN AND BURGESSES OF THE BOROUGH OF / LOUGHBOROUGH, BY THOSE WHO SUBSCRIBED FOR / ITS COST, ON SUNDAY, JULY 22ND. 1923. <><><><> / AT ITS TRANSFER THE FOLLOWING CHARGE WAS / GIVEN:- <><><><> / " WE CHARGE YOU TO HAND ON THE DUTY AND / PRIVILEGE OF MAINTAINING AND PRESERVING / THIS GREAT MEMORIAL, SO THAT GENERATIONS / YET UNBORN MAY BE REMINDED OF THE SACRIFICE / WHICH THESE MEN MADE, AND OF THE GREAT / PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH THEY DIED." <><><><> / THIS CHARGE WAS ACCEPTED BY THE MAYOR IN / THE FOLLOWING WORDS:- <><><><> / " I ACCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE ALDERMEN AND / BURGESSES OF THIS BOROUGH THE GIFT OF THIS / MEMORIAL TOWER AND CARILLON. ITS CARE SHALL / EVER BE THEIR SOLEMN TRUST AND PRIVILEGE. " Plaque 2 : THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED ON SUNDAY, / JULY 22ND, 1923, <><><><> / BY FIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM ROBERTSON, / BART., G.C.B., G.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., DSO. <><><><> / AND WAS THEN DEDICATED BY THE RT. REV. / FRANK THEODORE WOODS, D.D., BISHOP OF / PETERBOROUGH, <><><><> / TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF / THOSE WHO WERE FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH, / WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON. <> / ON THAT DAY THE CARILLON OF 47 BELLS WAS / FIRST PLAYED BY <><><><> / THE CHEVALIER JEF. DENYN OF MALINES, / BELGIUM. <><><><> Plaques 3, 4, 5 & 6 : (WW1 NAMES). Plaque 7 : IN HONOURED MEMORY ALSO OF / THE MEN OF LOUGHBOROUGH / WHOSE NAMES ARE RECORDED / ON THESE TABLETS <><> / AND WHO, FOLLOWING THEIR / ELDER BROTHERS COMMEMORATED / BY THIS TOWER, GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR / 1939-1945 / PRO PATRIA / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE Plaques 8 & 9 : (WW2 NAMES) Plaques 10, 11 & 12 : (Post 1945 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 495
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 495
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 202
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 202
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tower
    Measurements: height 46000 mm
    Materials: Brick
  • Base
    Measurements: height 4880 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • CARILLON TOWER
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Costs

Comments: Bells cost £7,000
Memorial: Tower, £11,594 2s. 6d.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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