Ellistown WW1 Centenary Memorial
World War I
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Memorial commissioned during the Centenary of WW1 to commemorate those from Ellistown who died in the conflict. Unveiled 30th November 2014. Standing Rotherham Red stone sculpture by Deborah Frith with relief carved upper section depicting oversized poppies and barbed wire. Rivulet-like finish to front of block. Bears black name plaques with gilded inscriptions, and a wreath holder to lower front (wreath holder was an addition made slightly later, designed in by Deborah Frith). Set within landscaped paved area at corner of Whitehill Road and Beveridge Lane. Ground works designed and managed by L Clewlow, Leicestershire County Council. The memorial was assembled on site by Busby Monumental Masons. On 30th Novemeber, Lady Gretton, Major Bream, and Rev Olwen Woolcock helped to officially open the new War Memorial at Ellistown funded through Sence Valley Environment Improvement Fund. / Mr Harding, a local resident with local family connections to the First World War, removed the veil and the public were delighted to get their first viewing of the Memorial. / Local people can continue the connection with the Centenary of War through a local history project, Ellistown Centenary of Stories, which started in February 2015. Source: Ellistown and Battleflat Parish Council
Roadside, Beveridge Lane / Whitehill Road - Ellistown
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