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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
Vale Of White Horse
Town
Wantage
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 13th May 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31902
Current location

Plaques on the Gate Posts
Wantage Memorial Park
Manor Road
Wantage
Vale Of White Horse
Oxfordshire
OX12 8DP
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 39836 87403
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
15 ACRE RECREATION GROUND CONTAINING CHILDRENS PLAY AREA, BOWLS CLUB, PITCH AND PUTT. ALSO MEMORIAL GATES
Inscription
(TABLET 1) WANTAGE WAR MEMORIAL/ RECREATION GROUND/ THIS GROUND WAS PRESENTED TO THE TOWN/ BY E.B. ORMOND ESQ/ AND WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED MAY 13TH 1920/ NY MR E B ORMOND (TABLET 2) THESE GATES WERE GIVEN IN 1948/ I(N) MEM(O)RY OF (SARA)H ADKIN/ TO REPLACE THE ORIGINAL GATES GIVEN BY/ JOH(N) NICH(O)LAS ARBERY/ WHICH WERE REQUISITIONED/ IN THE SE(CO)ND (W)ORLD WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
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
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
RECREATION GROUND IN GOOD CONDITION BUT LETTERING ON TABLETS BADLY ERODED.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
WANTAGE TOWN COUNCIL

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