The Great Central Woodland runs in part along the old Great Central Railway embankment, between Station Road and Byfield Road. Woodford-cum-Membris Parish Council.
The Woodland Management Committee recognises the importance of this area to the history of the parish as a whole and to the families of those who worked on the railway in particular.
The Parish Council would like to help families commemorate their loved ones (whether or not they worked on the railway) and create a pleasant environment for all visitors. To this end we have created a Memorial Glade on top of the embankment, close to the path from Station Road to the Co-op.
There are areas where cremation ashes may be scattered; there is a memorial stone where commemorative plaques to deceased residents of the parish can be displayed. Those whose lives are commemorated here are recorded in a Memorial Book, which is also available here.
These pages give guidelines for the use of the Memorial Area. The guidelines are also available here as a printable file for download. Download a printable copy of the guidelines here.
PLEASE NOTE: No mementos such as vases, statues, flowers, wreaths, balloons or other ornamentation etc., are permitted on or around the benches, near the memorial stone or elsewhere in the Memorial Glade or anywhere in the Woodland.
|Find Out More:-|
|Using The Glade|
|The Memorial Stone|
|Memorial Glade Benches|
|The Glade’s Memorial Book|
For permission to scatter ashes in the Glade, please contact Kay Coles, whose details are below.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Kay Coles or the Parish Clerk:
|Kay Coles||Gary Smith, (Parish Clerk)|
24 Castle Road
The Retreat, High Street,
|Tel: 01327 438236||Tel: 01327 261169|