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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
Alyn And Deeside
Town
Queensferry
County
Clwyd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 29 December 1920
    Attended by: Henry Neville Gladstone
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13487
Current location

SET BACK FROM THE CROSSROADS
QUEENSFERRY WAR MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
Off Chester Rd West
Queensferry
Alyn And Deeside
Clwyd
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SJ 310 680
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Black and white painted corrugated iron building with dark brown WW1 honour board mounted on internal wall.
Inscription
ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1914/ (Names)/ *DECEASED
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, John
Ashbrook, William
Cartwright, Joseph
Cassidy, James
Davenport, Charles
Davies, Joseph
Day, Sidney
Fox, William
Gladstone, W G C
Griffiths, Arthur
See details for all 23 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 18
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Corrugated Iron
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Condition
History
2009: Exterior of the Institute was repainted as was one of the main rooms inside. Work was carried out by Community Payback workers doing community service. 2008: Refurbshment project carried out. Work included painting and other cosmetic improvements and the installation of a new dance floor. Structural repairs still need to be carried out but the committee is fundraising to get the work done as it is currently unable to afford the cost. 2009: Memorial is Grade II listed 2006/2007: The Institute was very cold and very expensive to heat in the winter due to poor insulation. A structural survey showed that if it was insulated costs could be reduced by 50%. The Knauf Insulation were approached by the chair of the restoration committee to get costings for the work and they offered to do it free of charge. 2001: The Institute's management committee are fundraising and drawing up plans and estimates to replace the Institute with a larger and more up-to-date community hall. 1999: Proposed resiting of the Institute is unlikely to go ahead. 1995: Discussions have taken place regarding the resiting of the Institute a few feet from its current site. They were instigated by Asda who have just built a new supermarket near the Institute
Costs

Comments: Institute was donated by Sir William Galdstone MP. Legal documents relating to the transfer of the land are held at Flintshire Record Office, Ref: D/HA/1475

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
INSTITUTE COMMITTEE
Reference
  • Flintshire Record Office D/DM/532/9 - Souvenir Booklet
  • Deeside Chronicle 19th May 2006
  • Flintshire Leader 23 November 2009; 16 December 2009
  • Flintshire Chronicle 01 December 2006; 17 December 2009

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