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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Broxtowe
Town
Beeston
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
MR ARTHUR MARSHALL ARIBA (Architect)
Messrs Pask and Thorpe (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 February 1904
    Attended by: COL SIR LANCELOT ROLLESTON KCB DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22

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Current location

In the centre of the recreation ground.
Broadgate Recreation Ground
Between High Road
Humber Road
Middle Street and Regent Street
Beeston
Broxtowe
Nottinghamshire
NG9 2DS
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 53191 37078
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Roadside
    Post Office Square or The Square
    Beeston
    Broxtowe
    Nottinghamshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 528 368
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A carved stone female figure, representing Hope, with her hand resting on a short column, on a circular stone pedestal. Inscription in decorative panels at the top of the pedestal
Inscription
6 o'clock face: THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED/ BY PUBLIC/ SUBSCRIPTION/ TO THE/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF BEESTON/ SOLDIERS/ WHO LOST THEIR/ LIVES DURING/ THE BOER CAMPAIGN/ 1899-1902/ IN THE CAUSE OF A/ UNITED EMPIRE/ 1903 12 o'clock face: (Names) (The names are illegible)
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: depth c 900mm, height c 2000mm, width c 900mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth c 900mm, height c 2000mm, width c 900mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • HOPE (BOER WAR) MEMORIAL
  • 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
Early 1930s: Moved from Post Office Square to the Northern edge of Broadgate Recreation Ground, abutting High Road.; Late 20C: Moved to the centre of Broadgate Recreation Ground.; The names inscribed on the rear of the memorial are illegible and have been for some time - a press account in March 1921 relating to the WW1 memorial states: "t is to be hoped that the new inscription to be placed hereon will be more legible and enduring a character than that on the monument in the post office square which is well nigh unreadable"
Costs

Memorial: £200 in 1904

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 167 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • Local Publication/Booklet 13 February 1904 Nottingham Evening News.
  • Local Publication/Booklet 5 & 9 Photographs of the memorial in its first location in Beeston & Bramcote in Times Past, H Lawton & H O’Connor, Countryside Publications, Undated, ISBN 0861570820
  • Local Publication/Booklet Unpaginated: pictures 8, 9, 10, 25, 27, 29, 30. Photographs of the memorial in its first two locations, with some additional information in Beeston in old picture postcards, Graham Hopcroft, Reflections of a Bygone Age, Keyworth, Undated, ISBN 0946245355
  • Local Publication/Booklet 45 Photograph, description, inscription, name list and history in Beeston and District Year Book and Street Directory for Beeston Chilwell Attenborough Bramcote, Anon, Kirk Publishing Co Ltd, Nottingham, 1935.

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