Memorials Of The Great War

social_twitter_box_blue

 

 

TRBL in support of

War Memorial Of The Month - April 2016

Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

click on the images to enlarge

 To protect and promote the spirit and substance of the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens OM

 

The discussion about whether a local war memorial should have a purely commemorative function or be of a practical purpose instead was a common point of discussion in towns and villages throughout the country.  While many opted for a conventional memorial, a significant number of communities chose to have a building such as a village hall or, if greater funds were available, a cottage hospital.

 

Lutyens designed only one such building, where he adapted the stables adjoining the vicarage in Gerrards Cross for a community centre at the suggestion of the vicar, Revd John Matthew Glubb.

 

The conversion cost c£3,500 and the centre was opened on 14 October 1922 by Earl Carrington, the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.

 

Location: East Common, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7AD

 

 

 

© Tim Skelton 2016 LT20547
press to zoom
© Tim Skelton 2016 LT20546
press to zoom
LT20548
press to zoom
1/1
TrustlogoperpetuaMT
LT20545
dfi-dmrc-enabled-btn-white
black_rightwards_arrowhead_u27A4_icon_64x64
black_leftwards_arrowhead_u27A4_icon_64x64 copy

 

Our sites use cookies to improve your experience as a user. By using our sites you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy