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Memorial Recreation Grounds, Cowling 8430

Introduction

The dedication plaque for this site is now placed on a plain stone structure, having been moved from the memorial shelter when the latter was dismantled due to disrepair.

Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Cowling
History

History

The subject of providing a lasting war memorial was first raised in a parish council meeting in 1919. The old cricket field was chosen as the site, with the land being placed under a covenant to maintain it as a memorial in perpetuity. A war memorial shelter and a tennis pavilion were provided, but eventually fell into disrepair and were removed.

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)