Desford Boys School Avenue of Trees

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Reference WMO250683

Address:

Spinney Drive

Botcheston, Leicestershire

LE9 9FG

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
Materials:
  • Flora and Fauna Tree(s)
  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: War memorial. c1920. Stone. Tall and narrow rough hewn piece of stone with a smooth carved surface facing down the avenue of trees. This face inscribed:- avenue of trees is planted to the memory of 36 old boys of this school who fell in the Great War 1914-1919 and below follows a list of the names of those who are commemorated here. c Historic England listing entry AVENUE OF TREES WITH ASSOCIATED PILLAR SET IN CRAZY PAVING SHIELD WITH SUNFLOWER MOTIF ON EITHER SIDE. ORNAMENTION ON THE SMOOTH SIDE OF PILLAR c IWM Archive entry Further details of the history of the school and the now derelict building can be found under the Link to the Derelict Places website.
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This avenue of trees is planted to the memory of the 56 old boys of this school who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1919

J W Acaster T H Atkins F G Bacon G H Baker J Barker F Bateman J Beck J J Blayney J W Bostock P Bowley T R Bray E Brown W T Canterford C Collis F Cox A F Clarke C G Cragg E Daft A G Draper W Denning A Fagge J H Farmer E Fray W Freeborough G Follett R Fordham J Gibbs J Greet C W Green L Green H Goode G Hartell A H Higgs H Headley J Hoodless A Johnson E M Kennedy W Lewin W Lockham F Mills J H Moore W Newton H A Palmer S F Palmer R Penrose T Rogers J Rogers H J Smith C E Taylor A E Thirdborough L Thornton C Thurston W Vansittart H Weatherill H Wilkinson

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Grade II (England)

1385703

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