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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Dudley
Town
Quarry Bank
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014), Post-1945 war or conflict
Maker
ALFRED LONG (Architect)
GEORGE WADE (Sculptor)
MESSRS C R DAVIS AND SONS (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 October 1931
    Attended by: DEAN OF WORCESTER
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 October 1931
    Attended by: DEAN OF WORCESTER
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17437
Current location

STEVENS PARK
Park Rd
Quarry Bank
Dudley
West Midlands
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 927 856
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
IN THE CENTRE OF THE AREA SET ASIDE FOR THE MEMORIAL IS A THREE-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY A TAPERING PEDESTAL AND A FIGURE OF CHRIST WITH OUT STRETCHED ARMS. DIRECTLY BEHIND IT IS A STEPPED WALL WITH INSCRIPTION AND NAMES ON IT AND TO THE RIGHT OF THIS WALL IS A SMALLER ONE FOR WW2. ALL NAMES ON CAST IRON PLAQUES. ADDITIONAL STONES OF REMEMBRANCE PLACED ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT HAND SIDES OF THE LOW BOUNDARY WALL WHICH ENCLOSES THE AREA WITH INSCRIPTION ON THEM. WREATH IN RELIEF IN THE UPPER CENTRE OF THE WALL, CROSS IN RELIEF AT THE TOP OF THE SIDES OF THE PEDESTAL
Inscription
WW1 WALL, CENTRE: 1914 1918 / THEIR NAME / LIVETH FOR EVERMORE / TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF QUARRY BANK WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL RECOGNITION BY THE RESIDENTS OF QUARRY BANK / (Names) WW1 WALL, LEFT SIDE: HE HATH MADE OF / ONE BLOOD ALL NATIONS WW1 WALL, RIGHT SIDE: I SAW A HEAVEN / AND A NEW EARTH WALL, NORTH SIDE: NATION SHALL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST NATION, NEITHER SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANY MORE WALL, RIGHT SIDE: THEY SHALL BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO PLOUGSHARES AND THEIR SPEARS INTO PRUNING HOOKS WALL, RIGHT SIDE, ADDITIONAL PLAQUE: IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN IN RECENT CONFLICTS/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ (Name) WW2 WALL: TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF QUARRY BANK / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1939 - 1945 / (Names) PEDESTAL: MY PEACE / I GIVE / UNTO YOU
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allport, John Henry
Attwood, Joseph
Attwood, William
Ballard, George Alfred
Bangham, Ernest
Bates, John Thomas
Bennett, Albert
Berrows, Thomas
Billingham, Geoge Vernon
Billingham, George
See details for all 146 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 148
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 148
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 50
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Post-1945 war or conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 3250MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Cast Iron
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Quarry Bank Peace Memorial and Garden
  • 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
History
2012: Since the theft in 2002 the Memorial has been protected by fencing. The area is locked, and entry cannot be freely made. 2002: ATTEMPTS MADE TO REMOVE BRASS NAME PLAQUES ON THE MEMORIAL. MORE GRAFFITTI ON THE MEMORIAL EVERY AUTUMN THE BASE OF THE STATUE IS RE-PAINTED TO COVER GRAFFITI
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
DUDLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ART VOLUME V BRITISH ARTISTS 1880-1940 by JOHNSON, J 521 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ANTIQUE COLLECTORS CLUB 1994 WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK

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