Fri 5th Jun 2020Tattenhall Online weather - Light rain showerLight rain shower 13°C

The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire

From the Archives ..

Home » News » From the Archives ..

A donation card recently came into our possession on the front of which was the proposed design for the 'Tattenhall War Memorial Pavilion' (the designer being MJ Wilshire and the builder being RH Woollam, both of Tattenhall).

Within the card, it was recorded that a 'Mr Armstrong' had donated 2 shillings and 6 pence 'towards the cost of completing the erection of the Tattenhall War Memorial Pavilion'. His donation was acknowledged and dated 22 May 1951.

So, what is the history behind the card?

Following WWII, it was obvious that a major renovation to the (then) existing wooden Pavilion building was necessary. Bolesworth Estate was to be the major benefactor, encouraging individuals to donate towards the purchase of individual 'bricks' and to replace the existing wooden structure with a permanent brick-built Pavilion as a memorial to those who had lost their lives in the conflict. Every donation was to be matched by the Barbour family.

Opened in 1952, I wonder how many of us consider that the building we tend to refer to as 'Sport Tattenhall' is over 60 years old!!

Tattenhall War Memorial Pavilion is listed on the Imperial War Museum's War Memorials Register.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

EC Lettings: Fri 05 Jun 7:12am

Property Management Assistant A fantastic opportunity for an experienced administrator with excellent organisational skills. Four days per week. Tattenhall office. For further details please email enquiri...

Parish Council: Fri 05 Jun 6:15am

Tattenhall Household Waste Recycling Centre will open on Monday 8th June, with social distancing measures in place.The highways team will be providing signage to warn road users of possible queues on the highway, which will be deployed first thing Monday morning. We will also be closely monitoring the site on Monday to make sure everything is working well.The site will open on its normal...

Letter of Thanks
Parish Council: Fri 05 Jun 6:10am

The attached letter has been received from Iain Keeping, Chairman Tattenhall & District Parish Council.CLICK ON IMAGE TO...