The Memorial Hall
Chapel Road

The Memorial Hall just after the First World War
(picture from SWOP website)

The Hall just before the Second World War
(picture from SWOP website)

The Carringtons, a wealthy breed,
Would help this village when in need
And as the population grew
The locals wanted things to do,
No place was there for all these folk
To meet and dance and share a joke.
Lord Carrington was duly asked
To help them with this tricky task,
Much land he owned upon the brow
(His name is present even now)
And so they gave this lord a call
To see if he could help at all.
The meeting hall upon this spot,
On what was once his lordship’s plot,
Was army surplus, bought cut-price,
And re-assembled in a trice
Then named in thankful memory
Of Great War men they'd never see.

The old Memorial Hall was built on Lady Carrington's Field and this is now the site of Carrington Junior School which was built in the 1960s to replace the overcrowded Victorian school on the corner of Swains Lane.
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