Portland Shoes

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Reference WMO271356

Address:

The Newarke Houses Museum

Magazine Square

Leicester

Leicester

LE2 7BY

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Originally located at Portland Shoes, The Newarke Leicester. This Roll of Honour lists the names of staff of T Roberts and Sons (Portland Shoes, The Newarke, Leicester) who served in The British Armed Forces. Above the names is inset a painting signed "A.D.D." showing a soldier and sailor with a Union Flag standing on the cliffs of Dover. Its former locations was the boardroom at Portland Shoes. The firm was founded by Thomas Roberts in 1872 and was based at its premises in the Newarke from 1889 until the firms amalgamation with the Ward-White Company in 1979. It closed in 1972. Gift of DL Roberts, Managing Director of Portland Shoes 1977.
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ROLL OF HONOUR / BELOW ARE THE HONOURED NAMES OF THE MEMBERS OF / THE STAFF OF MESSRS T ROBERTS & SONS / WHO TOOK UP ARMS IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1919

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