No war memorial in Pensax

The badge of the Worcestershire Regiment. Some men from the village served in this regiment in both world wars.

The badge of the Worcestershire Regiment. Some men from the village served in this regiment in both world wars.

At the end of the First World War, Pensax Parish Council recorded in its minutes that there would be no war memorial in Pensax because the Parish was “too poor”.

Why was this?  The Abberley Hall estate owned large parts of Pensax and Rock but by the early twentieth century, these outlying areas had already been sold off and there was no longer a lord of the manor to underwrite the fundraising campaign.

This is a big contrast to Abberley, where surplus funds from the war memorial campaign funded two ten year subscriptions to the Kidderminster Infirmary, Mrs Quarterman received the first year of support.

For more information about the First World War in Abberley see our blog

A group are in the process of creating a new memorial for Pensax due to open on 2nd June 2013.

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3 thoughts on “No war memorial in Pensax

  1. My grandad lost his arm and had a large hole in his chest.his name was George Griffin and he lived down. The lane at Sneads Common.

      • Thank you I will be there. My husband is the President of Cleobury Mortimer and was wondering if. You would like some of them to attend and bring their standard

        Val

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