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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Peterborough
Town
Stilton
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
English Clock Systems Ltd of London (Clockmaker)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
371
Current location

Church Street
Stilton
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE7 3RF
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 16036 89270
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In storage
    Stilton
    Huntingdon
    Cambridgeshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Entering the village from the north on the B1043
    it is on the right side of the street
    just before the Stilton Cheese Inn on the opposite side of the road. Memorial on wall.
    Memorial Hall
    North Street
    Stilton
    Huntingdon
    Cambridgeshire
    PE7 3RP
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TL 16214 89507
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
Formerly a Memorial Hall with three granite slabs inset above the door. The lower slab records the First World War inscription in lead letters. Above that is a projecting shelf and the two upper slabs, the lower of which has a central clock, flanked on either side by the names of Second World War casualties in lead letters. The dedication re those World War 2 casualties is on the uppermost of the three slabs. Hall retired from use April 2017. In 2019 the tablets were rehomed as part of a new memorial located at the junction of Church Street and Church Close, Stilton.
Inscription
1939 - 1945/ IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FALLEN/ OF STILTON AND DISTRICT/ (NAMES)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF STILTON, FOLKSWORTH,/ MORBORNE, WASHINGLEY, DENTON AND CALDECOT,/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ "LEST WE FORGET"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, W
Archer, J W B
Atkins, J
Atkins, W
Brown, M. W. D.
Busby, C
Busby, J
Clark, E
Darkin, R
Evans-evans, A. C.
See details for all 42 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname.
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname.
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth c100mm, height c1540mm, width c1100mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Clock
    Measurements: depth c150mm, height c600mm, width c600mm
    Materials: Metal, Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
In 2019 the memorial was unveiled as part of a new memorial on the junction of Church Street and Church Close, Stilton. In 2017 the Memorial Hall fell out of use and the memorial was taken in to storage. In 2011 the interior of the Memorial Hall was renovated, and the clock was restored by Marvin Richards, local horologist. The clock was reinstalled in time for Remembrance Day 2011.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Stilton Parish Council

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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