Caerwys Memorial Institute

Caerwys

Memorial

Institute

To book the Caerwys Memorial Institute

and for any further enquiries  -  please contact

Kris Chambers - Secretary & Treasurer

Telephone; 01352 720314

E-mail; kchambers@marianhouse.plus.com

The Caerwys Memorial Institute was built in 1922, as a war memorial to the men who fell in service of their King and Country during the Great War. The land was donated to the people of Caerwys by the Right Honourable Sir John Herbert Lewis - who was a member of the then, His Majesty's Privy Council. (Sir Herbert resided in Plas Penucha, Pen -y- Cefn, Caerwys) . Apart from the memorial building a Bowling Green was included, which has turned out to be one of the best Crown Greens in North Wales. In 1926 Sir Herbert donated a further parcel of land to the people of Caerwys - which is where the two tennis courts and the children's playground is situated.

The building can be hired for functions and meetings (no alcohol is allowed as this was a condition placed on the agreement for the donated land).

Presently the building is used for various meetings, such as the Town Council, Farmers Union, Woman's Institute, and the Youth Club who are all regular users. The annual Remembrance Sunday Wreath Laying Service is also held at the Institute. Please read more about this event further down this web page.

The present day running of the building is the responsibility of a Management Committee, who are selected and nominated from the residents of the town and community, together with representative Councillors. Please find the following details in respect of the senior officials of the Management Committee, and to whom enquiries can be made in relation to the hire of the building, or any further information

Memorial Institute - Entrance

Officials to the Memorial Institute Trustees

Chairman

Steve Wilson

Telephone; 01352 721151

 E-mail; stevefromwales@hotmail.com

Secretary & Treasurer

Kris Chambers

Telephone; 01352 720314

E-mail; kchambers@marianhouse.plus.com

Remembrance Sunday

Plaque  -  1914-1918

Each year on Remembrance Sunday, a service is held in the Memorial Institute at 12.30pm.

The ceremony is attended by representatives of local committees, the congregation of St.Michael’s Church and the Bethel Chapel, together with members of the public. The service will begin in the main Institute room, with the Rector of Caerwys officiating. 

Following the internal ceremony, everyone will gather outside by the two Memorial Name Plaques (as pictured), with the Rector of Caerwys reading out the names of the deceased, who had been killed in battle during the first and second world wars, between 1914 to 1918 and 1939 to 1945. After the laying of the wreaths, by the Town Mayor and the Chairman of the Institute Committee, everyone present observes a two minute silence  -  followed by the playing of the Last Post.

Plaque  -  1939 -1945

 

Remembrance Sunday  -  2016 

 Sergeant Vincent Murphy

The Venerable John Lomas

Rector of Caerwys 

(Archdeacon of St. Asaph)

David S. Knights  -  Mayor of Caerwys 

Remembrance Sunday - 2016

Remembrance Sunday  -  2015

 

Remembrance Sunday  -  2015 

Lynette Edwards  -  Mayor of Caerwys 

 Sergeant Vincent Murphy

The Venerable John Lomas

Rector of Caerwys 

(Archdeacon of St. Asaph)

 

 

Remembrance Sunday  -  2014 

Sergeant Vincent Murphy

Lynette Edwards  -  Mayor of Caerwys

Sylvia Harris  -  St. Michael's Church

Remembrance Sunday  -  2014

Remembrance Sunday  -  2013

 

Remembrance Sunday  -  2013

Jim Falshaw  -  Mayor of Caerwys

Venerable Chris Potter  -  Rector of Caerwys 

Steve Wilson  -  Vice Chairman of Institute Committe

Sylvia Harris  -  St. Michael's Church

Remembrance Sunday  -  2012 

Jon Webb  -  Mayor of Caerwys

Mike Evans  -  Chairman of Institute Committe

Venerable Chris Potter  -  Rector of Caerwys

Rememberance Sunday  -  2012

Rememberance Sunday  -  2011

Remembrance Sunday  -  2011 

Jon Webb  -  Mayor of Caerwys

Mike Evans  -  Chairman of Institute Committe

Venerable Chris Potter  -  Rector of Caerwys

Remembrance Sunday  -  2011 

Brenda Parry  -  wearing The Malay Peacekeeping Medal

Sam Hughes  -  wearing the Palestine War and World War II Medals

 

Brenda Parry & Sam Hugh -  Wearing their Medals - 2011

Remembrance Sunday  -  2010

Remembrance Sunday  -  2010

Phillip Parry  -  Mayor of Caerwys

Mike Evans  -  Chairman of the Memorial Institute

Reverend Philip Clarke  -  Rector of Caerwys

Remembrance Sunday  -  2009

Carol Gallagher  -  Mayoress of Caerwys

Mike Evans  -  Chairman of the Memorial Institute

Reverend Philip Clarke  -  Rector of Caerwys

Remembrance Sunday  -  2009

Remembrance Sunday  -  2008

Remembrance Sunday  -  2008

Lucie Thomas ( née Wood )  -  Mayor of Caerwys

Phillip Parry  -  Vice Chairman of the Memorial Institute

Reverend Chancellor David Hugh Rees

Assistant Priest of St. Michael's Church, Caerwys

Remembrance Sunday  -  2007

Geraint Jones  -  Mayor of Caerwys

Mike Evans  -  Chairman of the Memorial Institute

Canon John Evans  -  Rector of Caerwys

Remembrance Sunday  -  2006