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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
Bristol
Town
Horfield
County
Avon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th September 1921
    Attended by: G B Britton, The Lord Mayor of Bristol, and The Presidents of Rugby Union of Gloucestershire and Somerset.
  • Rededicated
    Date: 8th September 1945
    Attended by: Lord Mayor of Bristol
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7323
Current location

The Memorial Stadium (previous name The Memorial Ground)
Filton Avenue
Horfield
Bristol
Avon
BS7 0BF
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 59512 76579
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sports field with dedicatory tablets mounted on gate post at the entrance to the ground.
Inscription
1914-18 / IN PROUD AND / GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THE SERVICES / RENDERED TO THEIR / COUNTRY IN THE / GREAT WAR BY / RUGBY FOOTBALL / PLAYERS OF BRISTOL / THIS / GROUND / WAS / ESTABLISHED / 1921 1939-45 / AND IN THE WORLD / WAR OF 1939-45 / THE RUGBY FOOTBALL / PLAYERS OF THIS CITY / GAVE THEIR SERVICES / AND THEIR LIVES / TO THEM ALSO THIS / GROUND IS A MEMORIAL
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    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: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1200mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Playing / Sports field
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • GATE PIERS AND GATES TO MEMORIAL STADIUM
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Costs

Site: £26,000
Comments: The £26,000 included the cost of the ground, the stand, and a reserve pitch.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Memorial Stadium Company
Reference
  • (1921, 27 September). Western Daily Press
  • Ducker, C. (1988). Rugby Bristol Fashion (The Bristol Rugby Football Club Centenary Book 1888-1988). Bristol Rugby Football Club.
  • (1945, 8 September). Bristol Evening Post.

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