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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
Penwith
Town
Penzance
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 3 June 1946
    Attended by: Alderman Richard Thomas JP
  • Rededicated
    Date: 3rd September 2000
    Attended by: Rev Jim Whitlock, Vicar of St Marys
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Lost
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WM Reference
9273

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Current location

Chapel located immediately behind Penlee House and signposted within the park
Penlee Memorial Park
Morrab Rd
Penzance
Penwith
Cornwall
TR18 4EP
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 470 02 30036
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Public park with associated Chapel of Remembrance, Roll of Honour and memorial trees. The memorial plaque originally mounted on the park gates, is now in the Chapel. Memorial to HMS Penzance is located in the park (see 66053)
Inscription
Park plaque: PENLEE/ MEMORIAL PARK/ THIS PARK OF AQUIRED TO/ PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME/ SACRIFICE AND AS A TRIBUTE TO/ THE LOYAL AND GALLANT SERVICES/ RENDERED IN THE ARMED AND/ CIVIL DEFENCE FORCES BY THE/ INHABITANTS OF THIS BOROUGH / DURING THE YEARS/ 1939-1975/ OFFICIALLY OPENED ON JUNE 3RD 1946/ BY HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR/ ALDERMAN ROBERT THOMAS JP Olive trees plaque: "TREES OF PEACE"/THE TWO OLIVE TREES OPPOSITE THE CHAPEL WERE/PLANTED ON 3RD NOVEMBER 2014 BY/THE TOWN MAYOR, COUNCILLOR DAVID NEBESNUICK/TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE /OUTBREAK OF WORLD WAR 1./THE TREES STAND AS A MEMORIAL TO THE FALLEN/ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CONFLICT.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 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
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Chapel
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tree
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Olive
Listing information
Condition
History
2000: The Garden was completely re-planted and the chapel was refurbished. 2014: Two olive trees planted to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1. The original Book of Remembrance has been placed in secure storage in Penlee House Museum and replaced by an extended Book of Remembrance (see 94935). The park's memorial plaque, originally on the park gates, is now located in the Memorial Chapel.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Penzance Borough Council
Responsibility
Penzance Council
Reference
  • Account of re-dedication: The Cornishman 14 September 2000

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