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New Memorial Garden Unveiled in Knutsford

Local retirees in Knutsford celebrated the opening of the memorial gardens on the grounds of the new Retirement Living development, Centennial Place

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News and community
Posted 09 May 2024
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History preserved at Retirement Living development in Knutsford, Cheshire

To mark the opening of new memorial gardens at Centennial Place, Knutsford, Town Mayor Councillor Peter Coan unveiled a blue plaque, awarded by Knutsford Town Council, to commemorate the war memorial hospital, Memorial House, which was originally built on the site.

Plans were put in place to ensure as much of the heritage of Memorial House was retained as possible.  The plinth from the Haron Baronian statue forms the focal point of the new memorial gardens with the marble dedication plaque from the Knutsford and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital proudly on display, alongside the newly created interpretation board that tells the history of the site.  To further keep history alive, bricks were even saved from the hospital as part of the gate piers.

Councillor Peter Coan said: “The blue plaque and memorial gardens help to ensure that the important history of this site will never be lost. Visitors to Centennial Place will be reminded of what stood before and we were pleased to work with McCarthy Stone on the detailed panel which records a full history of the site from 1922 to 2022.”

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The memorial gardens are at the front of the site on Northwich Road and open to all members of the public to visit.

Fiona Brooks, Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy Stone, added: “We think that it’s vitally important to honour the local communities that we build in, so it was no question that we paid tribute to the longstanding war memorial hospital that stood here.”

To find out more about Centennial Place Retirement Living in Knutsford, Cheshire, contact us online or call our friendly team on 0800 201 4811.


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