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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Bayston Hill
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 11 December 1924
    Attended by: Maj E A Fielden MC
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14033
Current location

Lythwood Hill Rd
Bayston Hill
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 470 080
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A large three-roomed hall, the largest of which is fitted with a dance floor. It has electric lighting. There are marble tablets flanking the entrance, bearing an inscription and the names of the fallen. These names are also reproduced inside the hall on an illustrated panel.
Inscription
(ON TABLET AT ENTRANCE) THIS HALL WAS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bayley, W H J
Bevan, J H
Birch, W H
Bowen, S
Butcher, T W
Casewell, W J
Darby, E A
Davies, F H
Davies, J
Farr, C A
See details for all 38 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £1500
Comments: Dances and whist drives, organised by Miss Purcell, raised money to purchase 100 chairs and 25 card tables, which were then used in the Hall. Fetes, galas, and concerts were also arranged, with the proceeds going towards the fund.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • 'Bayston Hill: Memorial Hall', Shrewsbury Chronicle, 3 February 1922, p. 5.
  • 'Memorial Hall at Bayston Hill: Yesterday's Opening Ceremony', Shrewsbury Chronicle, 12 December 1924, p. 10.
  • 'Bayston Hill', Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, 17 May 1924, p. 11.
  • 'Bayston Hill: The Memorial Hall', Shrewsbury Chronicle, 10 March 1922, p. 8.

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