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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
Gedling
Town
Gedling
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 26th July 1924
    Attended by: Duke of Portland (Masonic Provincial Grand Master)
  • Opened
    Date: 30th April 1925
    Attended by: Lord Manvers
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38766

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Current location

Junction of Main Road and Arnold Lane
Gedling Memorial Hall
Main Road
Gedling
Gedling
Nottinghamshire
NG4 4HA
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 61897 42450
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Solid brick built structure surmounted by a Celtic style wheel cross. Foundation stone by the door badly worn, replacement plaque above replicates wording. Inside is board bearing names of the fallen.
Inscription
(FOUNDATION STONE AND REPLICA PLAQUE) FOUNDATION STONE/ LAID BY/ HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF PORTLAND K.G./ 26 JULY 1924/ THIS HALL WAS GIVEN IN MEMORY/ OF THE FALLEN 1914 - 1918/ BY LT COLONEL W.H. BLACKBURN (BOARD) IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allitt, G H
Armstrong, F E
Astill, G
Bamkin, W B
Barker, A
Bee, F S
Bee, R H
Beecroft, F M
Bertie, N M K
Brown, S H
See details for all 54 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 54
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 54
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: The building was the gift of Colonel W. H. Blackburn and Mrs Blackburn, the site was presented by Earl Manvers. The ground was formerly occupied by the disused Church schools.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Nottingham Evening Post - Monday 28 July 1924 GIFT TO GEDLING. A MEMORIAL HALL TO BE ERECTED.
  • Beeston Gazette and Echo - Saturday 02 May 1925 GEDLING'S WAR MEMORIAL. New Church Hall Opened by Lord Manvers. Colonel Blackburn's Generosity.

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