SP3392 : Nuneaton Colliery Employees' War Memorial

taken 6 years ago, near to Stockingford, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Nuneaton Colliery Employees' War Memorial
Nuneaton Colliery Employees' War Memorial
The casual passer-by in Whittleford Road might wonder why a modern bungalow has what looks like a war memorial in its front garden. Stepping back, the perforated ridge tiles suggest that the building is older. A look at old maps shows it there in the 1914-22 edition, just inside the entrance to the Nuneaton Colliery, which was first mapped there in 1903, when the road was called Bucks Hill. The mine has long been closed.

The website of the Nuneaton Local History Group LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) notes that the memorial was unveiled on 8th January 1922 by Brigadier General Sir John Barnsley VD DL TD [?] a director of Stanley Bros Ltd who owned the mine. The recess in the rough grey granite has clearly held an inscribed plaque or plate that is not there now.

Update, December 2017: the plaque has been restored, as seen in SP3392 : Nuneaton Colliery Employees' War Memorial.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 19 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3305 9214 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.5682N 1:30.8573W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3306 9215
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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