c. The War Memorial

 

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Unveiling of the Memorial June 24th 1916

One significant item that is still to be seen in the centre of the village, is the war memorial given by Mr. F. C. Arkwright of Willersley Hall, Matlock, to the village that sent most men to the First World War in proportion to its population.

This memorial stands upon a base that displays the four emblems of the Knights Hospitallers namely the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit.

John Spencer – a member of the Project team has compiled

“ THE STORY OF THE BARROW-UPON-TRENT VILLAGE MEMORIAL CROSS.” 
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“ THE STORY OF THE BARROW-UPON-TRENT VILLAGE MEMORIAL CROSS.” 
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Files of the Report are available by following the the Links above or below

LINK to the Report             .PDF FILE

LINK to the Report             WORD FILE

The name of John Spencer – the great uncle of the author of the report is recorded on the Memorial

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  1. Hi Tony just to let you know details of the Memorial Cross and the men on the cross is progressing quite well. I have details of 18 of the men and trying to find the rest on all sorts of angles. My wife and I will be visiting the Cheshire Archives in Chester on Friday 1st March to view details (hopefully) of the Stonemason Mr. Haswell’s drawings of the Cross etc. which I hope to bring back copies. Chatsworth do not have any details of the unveiling by The Duke of Deveonshire in 1916, but am pursuing other avenues of research. I shall contact Jill and bring her some details for the files, there are too many to put thro the website or ’email system. Best regards John (Spencer) at Mickleover.

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