National Arboretum

Discussions about a fitting memorial to the 14th/20th King's Hussars.
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Re: National Arboretum

Postby PINKY » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:51 am

Bob, we stood out as a regiment - lets stand out acknowledging our veteran's and fallen comrades............lets do the paving stone and a special plaque by donating 20 quid each ? I'm in...........
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Re: National Arboretum

Postby 27 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:24 am

Count me in Bob I know you quoted £300 per stone but will the engraving of a badge cost extra as it says some of the stones will have Regimental badges not all.?


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Re: National Arboretum

Postby Bob_H » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:30 am

27 wrote:Count me in Bob I know you quoted £300 per stone but will the engraving of a badge cost extra as it says some of the stones will have Regimental badges not all.?
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The price is £3,000 which, I understand, will include engraving, laying and maintenance.

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Re: National Arboretum

Postby Terry Murphy » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:16 am

Great idea and as would be expected there has been a great response already,
But can someone please tell me what it says on the plaque on the photo, I can't for the life of me read it,
( I know, I should go to Spec Savers )

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Re: National Arboretum

Postby cumbrian hawk » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:25 am

Plaque says
Dedicated to all who served with 14th/20th King's Hussars

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Re: National Arboretum

Postby Bob_H » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:26 am

Terry Murphy wrote:...But can someone please tell me what it says on the plaque on the photo, I can't for the life of me read it,
( I know, I should go to Spec Savers )
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Re: National Arboretum

Postby Terry Murphy » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:49 am

Cheers Bob,

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Re: National Arboretum

Postby grumpygrandad » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:27 pm

Count me in Bob and let me know any details,worthy cause to remember members past of the best cavalry regiment in the british army!!

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Re: National Arboretum

Postby John Clements » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:22 pm

Count me in bob it's got to be well worth it john c

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Re: National Arboretum

Postby mike » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:50 pm

count me in to help :shock:
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Re: National Arboretum

Postby southerngit » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:14 pm

Would love to see the large slate memorial, but will support what ever we go for.

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Re: National Arboretum

Postby Les » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:15 pm

As I said in my earlier post I also visited the Arboretum and decided we could do better. The answer to my query seems to be slightly different to the one Bob received. I was thinking on the lines of the memorials already there for the 10H,11H, QOH and the Lancers. My reply from a chap called Kennedy, who is the Arboretum Curator, says that in 2003 the Arboretum was taken over by the British Legion who " Tightened up on the Charitable Objectives" whatever that means. I've copied his last paragraph below

"With regard to financial implications the sponsoring organisations has to bear the full design and build costs and retains ownership, make arrangements for future maintenance, covering the maintenance over the next 20 years including the area immediately around the memorial/feature and either insure the memorial/feature themselves or have it included in our insurance and pay us the annual premium. This currently works out at £10 per £1,000 of the replacement value. In addition there is a £1,000 non-refundable application fee and the Arboretum would request that you make a donation of £36 per square metre of space occupied"

Unless he has misunderstood that I was enquiring about a stone tablet and not a family mausoleum I think the thing is a bit steep and NOT in keeping with the whole idea of the place.
Having said that I'm all in favour of doing something so count me in. I'm more than willing to contribute.
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Re: National Arboretum

Postby Johnny Morris » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:37 pm

Les

I think you have highlighted one of the bureaucratic problems that exist with trying to get a replacement suitable monument.

Darryl Cartwright is now trying to get all the costs together that will be involved in sourcing and designing etc a monument and hopefully he will be able to report back soon about the sort of costs that are involved.

I do not want to prejudge what he will report back with, but, in my opinion these costs are going to be substantial based on what little information I have been able to gather.

The £3000 costs for a stone tablet;
I have managed to get some further information on that but will wait and see what Darryl can find out.

I think we all want this to happen and let's just keep this thread going until we have enough information for us all to make an informed decision.

Regards to all
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Re: National Arboretum

Postby Bob_H » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:42 pm

Johnny Morris wrote:Les

I think you have highlighted one of the bureaucratic problems that exist with trying to get a replacement suitable monument.

Darryl Cartwright is now trying to get all the costs together that will be involved in sourcing and designing etc a monument and hopefully he will be able to report back soon about the sort of costs that are involved.

I do not want to prejudge what he will report back with, but, in my opinion these costs are going to be substantial based on what little information I have been able to gather.

The £3000 costs for a stone tablet;
I have managed to get some further information on that but will wait and see what Darryl can find out.

I think we all want this to happen and let's just keep this thread going until we have enough information for us all to make an informed decision.

Regards to all
Johnny Morris


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Re: National Arboretum

Postby Jockfoyle » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:27 pm

More than happy to donate to this great cause, but just an observation.
Go on to National Memorial
Arboretum and type in 14/20th Kings Hussars.

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