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Memorial details

Memorial type
Arch
District
Nottingham
Town
Nottingham
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR T WALLIS GORDON M.INST.M & CY.E; ARIBA (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 01st August 1923
    Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1927
    Attended by: MAYOR OF NOTTINGHAM, Alderman Edmund Huntsman
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28
Current location

MEMORIAL GARDENS MEMORIAL GARDENS
Victoria Embankment
Nottingham
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG2 2LA
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 57882 37811
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TRIUMPHAL ARCH AND GATEWAY FLANKED BY COLONNADE WITH TERRACES OVERLOOKING THE RIVER TRENT. THREE ARCHED OPENINGS FILLED WITH ORNAMENTAL WROUGHT IRON GATES. SET IN 36 ACRE MEMORIAL GARDEN. CITY COAT OF ARMS IN HIGH RELIEF ABOVE THE MAIN CORNICE.
Inscription
LEFT ARCH PLAQUE: CITY OF NOTTINGHAM/ IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF NOTTINGHAM/ WHO GAvE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR/ KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS RIGHT ARCH PLAQUE: CITY OF NOTTINGHAM/ THIS TABLET WAS PLACED HERE/ TO HONOUR THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE MEN AND WOMEN/ OF NOTTINGHAM WHO FELL/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 FOUNDATION STONE: THIS FOUNDATION STONE WAS LAID BY/ HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES KG KT MC/ ON WEDNESDAY 1ST AUGUST 1923/ (NAMES) A FURTHER BRONZE PLAQUE INSIDE THE CENTER ARCH REPRODUCES IN FULL MARSHAL FOCH'S TRIBUTE TO THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashforth, Willie
Ashworth, Ernest
Ashworth, Thomas R.
Ashworth, Vernon
Horsfall, J. Hervey
Redman, Ethelbert
Sowden, George
Sowden, James
Sunderland, Archibald
Sunderland, Clarence I.
See details for all 11 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Arch
    Measurements: height 46FT, width 58FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Nottingham Municipal 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
The original design of the memorial included steps to the riverside. Apparently these steps were removed after WW2. The gardens were opened on 11 November 1927.
Costs

Comments: LOAN OF £50,800 FROM MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Nottingham Journal 12 NOV 1927
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 1927 Nottinghamshire Archives DD 1168/24/45; Nottingham Central Library L92.1
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 152 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

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