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Memorial details

Memorial type
Avenue / Tree or grove
District
South Lakeland
Town
Troutbeck Bridge, near Windermere
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945): The Holocaust
Maker
Trevor Avery
Ceremony
  • Planted
    Date: 14 August 2015
    Attended by: Ben Helfgott, Honorary President of the Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 January 2017
    Attended by: Ben Helfgott, Honorary President of the Holocaust Memorial Day
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72063

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Current location

just inside the main entrance gates
on the north side
Lakes School
A591
Troutbeck Bridge
near Windermere
South Lakeland
Cumbria
LA23 1HY
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 40208 00108
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Oak Tree with explanatory silver plaque on a wooden backboard which is on a metal stake
Inscription
This tree was planted on 14 August 2015 by Ben Helfgott MBE/Honorary President of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust/It was presented to commemorate the seventieth anniversary/of his arrival at this site in the Summer of 1945/He came as part of a group of/three hundred orphaned Jewish child/Holocaust survivors who came to the Lake Distict directly/from the concentration camps/The children stayed in hostels located on Calgarth Estate/which stood on this location between 1942 and 1964 and it was here/that they began to rebuild shattered lives/This tree was originally grown from an/acorn, and nurtured in Cumbria by/Trevor Avery BEM, Director of Lake District Holocaust Project/The acorn was gathered from the foot of a tree that still stands today/at the place of huge sorrow near Oswiecim in Poland./Oswiecim was renamed "Auschwitz" by the Nazi German/occupiers in the Second World War/The Auschwitz concentration camp complex/was the largest of its kind established by the Nazi regime.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945): The Holocaust
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tree
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 200mm, width 250mm
    Materials: Silver
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 260mm, width 300mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Stand
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 450mm, width 45mm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Westmorland Gazette 2 February 2017 page 12

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