Macclesfield Town Hall

Imperial War Museum Reference 13006.

Macclesfield Town Hall houses both a Roll of Honour and a Book of Remembrance.

The Town Hall also has a small display of information about the Great War, which is changed regularly.

 

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Book of Remembrance Cabinet

Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance, the pages of which are regularly turned, can be found in a glass and bronze cabinet in the entrance foyer, to the right of one of the Roll of Honour panels. It is recorded in the Town Hall finance committee minutes book of 1935 that the cabinet was designed by renowned local artist Charles Tunnicliffe, who also inscribed the richly-illuminated vellum pages of the Book of Remembrance.

The glazed bronze door frontage was made by Mr William York of Birmingham.

 

Book of Remembrance page

 

The Book of Remembrance can be viewed online by clicking here.

The Roll of Honour in Macclesfield Town Hall comprises of panels on each side of the main entrance foyer. Surnames A to H are on the panel on the left, and surnames H to Y are on the right.

Inset into the floor at the foot of the Roll of Honour panel is a poignant message:

 

“YE THAT LIVE ON MID ENGLISH PASTURES GREEN,
REMEMBER US AND THINK WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN”

 

Town Hall floor web

 

Town Hall A-H Town Hall H-Y