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Hucknall - Titchfield Park

Titchfield Park, off Park Drive (east side), Hucknall. This memorial is Grade II listed (410910): 'Portland stone, ashlar and sandstone paving. Rectangular base of 3 steps, carrying cenotaph column with moulded base and Greek key capital. To west, bronze cross. To east, inscribed bronze tablet. Surrounding square paved area, has at each corner, a truncated obelisk with bronze memorial plaques. Intermediate smaller obelisks connected by oval linked chain.' The memorial was designed by local architect, TC Howitt. The memorial was unveiled on Sunday, 3 September 1922 at 3.30pm by Brigadier General Sir JF Laycock KCMG DSO TD. The service was conducted by Rev Canon Barber MA, Vicar of St Mary's church, and Rev WT Thorpe, president of the Free Church Council. A parade assembled in Hucknall market place at 2.15pm and marched to Titchfield Park via the High Street, Duke Street, Beardall Street and Park Drive. The order of service includes the names of participants, including the war memorial committee, and the order of march. (Nottinghamshire Archives ref NC/MR 7/190/1-11). There is a photograph of the unveiling of the memorial in 'Images of England. Hucknall: looking back', compiled by Harold Smith, Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2000. The same publication has photographs of 'The Shrine' at the bottom of Duke Street which was a temporary memorial ('street shrine') at which local people laid floral tributes until the erection of the memorial in Titchfield Park. The names of those who died in the Second World War have been added to the memorial together with a plaque to commemorate those who died post-Second World War and which was dedicated in November 2010.

Identified casualties 288 people
Names on this memorial