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THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD
THE BUXTON LIME FIRMS CO. LTD
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ROLL OF HONOUR

S. ALLCOCK
T. ALLCOCK
W. BENNETT
W.H. BENNETT
W.H. BENNETT
J.H. BLACKBURN
J. BLOOD
J.H. BOAM
W. BOOTH
J. BOWER
J.T. BRADWELL
S.J. BYATTE
J.W. DERBYSHIRE
H. FLETCHER

G. GREEN
T. GREEN
P. HASSALL
J.W. HILL
R. HOPWOOD
G. KEYWORTH
L.J. LOMAS
J.T. MASON
J.T. MIDDLETON
A. MOSS
E. MOSS
D. MULLINS
A. NADEN
G. NADEN
W. NADEN
J. NEWLANDS

G. PEARSON
A.F. POTTS
B.M. ROBERTS
M. SALT
F.G. SPENCER
J.A.S. SPENCER
H. STEEPLES
B. TAYLOR
E.H. TAYLOR
J. TRASK
A. WINT
C. FEATHERSTONE

IMPERIAL
CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD.
LIME DIVISION

IN MEMORY OF THOSE EMPLOYEES
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES ON ACTIVE
SERVICE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939  -  1945

RICHARD JOHN ADAMS
RONALD GEORGE BAGSHAW
JAMES PHILIP BELFIELD
ROBERT BESWICK
THOMAS BUCKLEY
JOHN GOODWIN
HARRY GREGORY
FRANCIS GYTE
LESLIE HOROBIN
LEWIS HOWELL
WILFRED ARTHUR KIRKMAN
JOHN FREDERICK LOBLEY
WILLIAM GEORGE MACE
JOHN DOUGLAS MALTHOUSE
CHARLES PENNEYSTONE
GEORGE WILLIAM PENNEYSTONE
ARTHUR SIDDALL
JOHN CLIFFORD SMITH
ARTHUR LEWIS TEBB
COLIN WRAGG

British Lime Industries (formerly I.C.I. Lime Division):

In 1891 Buxton Lime Firms Limited (later Buxton Lime Industries Limited) was formed and from then the Company supplied an ever increasing amount of high purity limestone and lime to the Brunner Mond Company, until in 1918 Buxton Lime Firms was finally bought out by Brunner Mond. Development of the current works at Tunstead did not commence until 1929.

As a result it needs to be remembered that the men commemorated on the Buxton Memorials worked not at the present site but a number of sites under the Company umbrella, e.g. Cowdale Quarry, shown below - working on the left, and as it appears today above the Dale, near the A6.


Of the above Great War names, 20 appear on the Town War Memorial, The Slopes, Buxton. These are highlighted in blue above.

The Service details for these men can be accessed using the alphabetical names index at the top of the page, or by clicking on the highlighted names in the above table.

N.B. On the Slopes memorial -  Sweetmore is spelled Sweatmore & Howe is spelled How.

Of the above Great War names the following appear on the Village War Memorial at Peak Dale, nr. Buxton:
S. Allcock; J.H. Boam; W. Booth; J..T. Bradwell; S.J. Byatte; J.W. Derbyshire; P. Hassall; R. Hopwood; D. Mullins; G. Pearson;  J.  Pearson; M. Salt; T. Sidebottom; E.H. Taylor;  J. Trask & R. Yates.  

The names of: S. Allcock; T. Allcock; J. W. Derbyshire; H. Fletcher; J. W. Hill; G. Keyworth; J. Newlands and A. E. Potts can also be found on the Doveholes War Memorial.

Similarly, the names of R.J Adams; J.P. Belfield; J. Goodwin; F. Gyte; L. Howell; J.F. Lobley; C. & G. Penneystone and A.L. Tebb, from the World War 2 Memorial also appear on The Slopes Memorial.

N.B. The 61 names from The Great War (and 11 of World War 2) on the Buxton Lime Works Memorial that are not on the main Buxton Memorials, are not currently covered in this site, as time goes on, however, it might be possible to extend the site to include them.

The Memorials are now located in the foyer of the Tunstead Lime Works, Buxton. Below are the two Memorials, followed by the names on each:
 
Sources:

The History of the Buxton Lime Industries Memorials:

..... is as outlined above, but before the Second World War, and in addition to
the Town Memorial Services of Remembrance, a separate Remembrance
Service was held annually at the Spring Gardens' Offices.

The photo on the right was taken at a Sunday Service, held, for some reason,
on the 11th April 1939.

The 1914 - 1919 plaque was originally mounted by the entrance door
(below left), with the Second World War Plaque in the foyer (below centre).

In the 1960s Mr. L.B. Ryder unveiled a separate Roll of Honour plaque in the
Harpur Hill Recreation Club. (below right).

British Lime Industries (formerly I.C.I. Lime Division):

In 1891 Buxton Lime Firms Limited (later Buxton Lime Industries Limited) was formed and from then the Company supplied an ever increasing amount of high purity limestone and lime to the Brunner Mond Company, until in 1918 Buxton Lime Firms was finally bought out by Brunner Mond. Development of the current works at Tunstead did not commence until 1929.

The War Memorial of the British Lime Industries (formerly I.C.I. Lime Division), consists
of two metal plaques mounted side by side in foyer of main offices at Tunstead Quarry,
Buxton, Derbyshire.   

These memorials were originally located in the Company Offices in The Royal Exchange,
Spring Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire until they were moved about 1981, when the area
was redeveloped. In the 1920s the Great War Memorial was installed at the side of the
doorway at the original location. The Second War Memorial joined in the 1940s.
[See: Photographs below]

The Great War Memorial is in the form of a rectangular metal plaque in a wooden frame. The plaque has a single white line border and a wreath in relief at each corner. The inscription is in white lettering. The inscription on the World War 2 Memorial is also in white lettering and a rectangular protrusion at the top is surmounted by a lion rampant.

The photos below show the original Offices in Spring Gardens. The building was originally built as The Royal Hotel for the 6th Duke of Devonshire in 1851. The picture on the left is from an old postcard, dated 1910. The one on the right is more recent, c. 2010.