War memorial project
As part of the national commemoration to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war in 1914, Tadley and District History Society (TADS) has researched the lives of the men named on Tadley's war memorial.
An exhibition on the 31 persons who served in World War I named on Tadley's war memorial was held on 27 September 2014. For information on each of the 31 men, please follow this link:
An exhibition on the 6 persons who served in World War II named on Tadley's war memorial was held on 7 -8 November 2015. Information on each of the 6 men will be added to the site during 2016.
Saturday 27 September 2014
The World War I Memorial Exhibition held in the Community Centre on Saturday 27 September 2014 was very successful and all involved were congratulated.
It took three and a half hours to set-up the exhibition on Friday evening and Saturday morning. There was some trepidation at 10.00 am on Saturday wondering if anyone would come, but we needn't have worried. There was an excellent turn-out, with a constant stream of visitors all day long.
The press were there (Basingstoke Gazette reporter and photographer, and Newbury Weekly News photographer). Councillor Anne Court, the Deputy Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, and Sir George Young, MP for North West Hampshire were there, also Councillor David Leeks (Tadley Town Council).
The contributions of Sherborne and Pamber Societies added greatly to the exhibition as did the excellent children's work from The Hurst Community College and The Priory Primary School.
All the exhibits were safely dismantled and packed away in less than an hour ready to go into the library, Hurst, and/or St Paul's Hall.
Many people congratulated TADS on the exhibition, both on the day and by letter and email in the following days.
British Legion collecting boxes were placed around the hall and a magnificent total of 70.30 pounds was raised from donations.
Following its success at the Tadley Community Centre on 27 September 2014 the TADS World War I Memorial Exhibition was displayed in Tadley Library throughout October.
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November
To coincide with the National Day of Remembrance the World War I Memorial Exhibition was displayed at St Paul's Church and Church Hall, The Green, Tadley on Saturday 8 November 13:00 - 16:00 and Sunday 9 November 10:30 - 17:00.
Monday 10 November
Pupils and staff at The Hurst Community College had the opportunity to view the World War I Memorial Exhibition when it went on display at the school from Monday 10 November 2014.
7 - 8 November 2015
A year after the exhibition commemorating the 31 men named on Tadley War Memorial from World War I Tadley and District History Society (TADS) held a second exhibition including new research on the lives of the 6 men listed on the Tadley War Memorial from World War II.
William Percy Barlow
Frederick Walter Carter
Harry Stacey Kite
Gerald Hamilton Webb
The exhibition also included two other new displays, ‘Life in Tadley in World War II’ and 'Aldermaston Airfield', together with the profiles of the 31 men displayed in September 2014.
Admission was free. After being displayed in St Paul's Church, parts of the exhibition were displayed in Tadley Library.
For further information, please contact TADS
email: email@example.com; tel: 0118 970 1578; post: 5 Church Road, Pamber Heath, Hampshire RG26 3DP.
Page updated: Saturday 9 January 2016.
Review date: 1 July 2016.