William Gregg VC Swimming Pool

There are no available images for this memorial. Help us by submitting one!

Submit a new image

Reference WMO/293131


William Gregg VC Leisure Centre

Hands Road


DE75 7HA


Open large map
Edit memorial name, location & address
Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Swimming pool
  • Brick Brick
  • Glass Glass
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A brick clad leisure centre incorporating a swimming pool, gymnasium and other facilities. The brushed stainless steel plaque bears an inscription in black sentence case block lettering. In 1970 the building was opened as the William Gregg V.C Swimming Baths. In 2009 the premises were extended and privately managed as the William Gregg V.C. Leisure Centre. His Government Centenary paving stone is in the Memorial Park (WMO/195083) and he is buried in Heanor Cemetery.
Edit memorial details
Report this condition update

View more details

Grants to support the repair and conservation of war memorials are available from the charity War Memorials Trust if it has raised funds. Support is focused on war memorials in Very bad or Poor condition or where there is a serious Concern.

Before applying for a grant you should read the advice available on War Memorials Trust`s website. The What we can and cannot fund helpsheet explains what types of work the charity can fund.

If you believe your project is eligible for a grant you should complete the Pre-application enquiry form. You will need to be registered and logged in to complete this.

The Pre-application enquiry form is a series of questions to see if your project is eligible. If it is, you will need to provide further details and submit current colour photographs of the war memorial in either a png, gif, jpg or jpeg format.

You can save your Pre-application enquiry form as you go along. Once submitted War Memorials Trust will respond.

Please be aware that a summary of your enquiry, without your contact details, will appear on this page once submitted. This ensures others are aware that an enquiry has been made and can read the response to avoid duplicate enquiries. Information provided by you to us will be used for the purpose of managing the grant enquiry, for further details please read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy .

As a charity, War Memorials Trust relies on voluntary donations and every contribution, no matter how large or small, makes a really big difference to our work. Your donation will help protect and conserve war memorials for future generations so please support War Memorials Trust’s work.

Face of building: William Gregg VC/ Leisure Centre; Plaque- Sgt. WILLIAM GREGG/ VC, DCM, MM/ William Gregg (1890-1969) was born in Heanor/ and was the first British soldier ever to receive the/ three highest awards for gallantry.// He received the Military Medal and Distinguished/ Conduct Medal in 1917 and was awarded the/ Victoria Cross in 1918 for “most conspicuous/ bravery and brilliant leadership in action” having/ taken command of his company which was under/ heavy fire. He captured two enemy machine gun/ posts and by his actions saved the situation at a/ critical time.// He returned to Heanor until his death in 1969.

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required