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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Restormel
Town
St Austell
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 09 November 2014
    Attended by: Heligan staff, relatives of men, Friends of Heligan
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63622
Current location

Thunderbox Room in the Gardens
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Pentewan
St Austell
Restormel
Cornwall
PL26 6EN
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 99811 46570
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The signatures of the gardeners of Heligan House written in pencil on the lime plaster wall of the Thunderbox Room, the toilet and bothy, above the date 'August 1914'.
Inscription
Don't come here to sleep or slumber/ August 1914/ (Names) Inscription on 2014 plaque reads: In 2013 The Imperial War Museum recorded this/‘THUNDERBOX ROOM IN THE GARDENS’/as a ‘Living Memorial’ to the/‘GARDENERS OF HELIGAN HOUSE’/(Ref. 63622 in the U.K. National Inventory of War Memorials)/The ongoing restoration is our tribute to their memory.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ball, C
Barron
Carhart
Dyer, C
Guy, W
Paynter
Rowe, Albert
Varey, J
Warne, L
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 4
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Plant Material
  • Building
    Measurements: height 1m, width 2m
    Materials: Stone, Slate, Wood, Plaster
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 28cm, width 24cm
    Materials: Cast Iron
Listing information
Condition
History
2016: Original signatures on memorial remain after a century but are now mostly illegible. 2014: New plaque installed outside memorial, following extended research into Heligan’s connection with WW1. 1990: Discovery of Thunderbox Room by John Nelson and Tim Smit in derelict and totally overgrown area of the Gardens. Followed by structural restoration and return to full function – a Living Memorial to past staff.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Heligan Gardens Ltd
Reference

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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© WMR-63622

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.