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.