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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Torridge
Town
Bideford
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Peace and Anti-War memorials
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26048

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Current location

At southern end of park next to the Burton Art Gallery and Museum.
Victoria Park
Kingsley Rd (a386)
Bideford
Torridge
Devon
EX39 2QQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 45459 26962
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A rough hewn stone pillar with a polished granite tablet bearing an etched Burma Star at the centre and an incised inscription in upright capital Roman lettering coloured white.
Inscription
50 YEARS AGO ON 15TH AUGUST 1945/ OUR GIFT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS WAS/ "FREEDOM"/ THE NORTH DEVON BRANCH/ OF THE BURMA STAR ASSOCIATION
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Peace and Anti-War memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth c 400mm, height c 600mm, width c 600mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth c 15mm, height c 300mm, width c 400mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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