Mad Bess Open-Air Chapel

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Reference WMO253067

Address:

Mad Bess Wood Campsite

Breakspear Road North

Ruislip

LB of Hillingdon

Ruislip

UB9 6LZ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Other
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other landscape feature
Materials:
  • Flora and Fauna Tree(s)
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: An open-air chapel in clearing at edge of woodland. The grass area of approximately 70ft x 35ft is divided by crazy paving in the form of a cross, the whole surrounded by a Beech hedge. Oak gates at the entrance with a ground-level tablet bearing a plate with inscription to 'The Youth Of Ruislip'. Imperial War Museum Monument ref.nr. 2187
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'THIS CHAPEL IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE YOUTH OF RUISLIP WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 THE 1st RUISLIP SCOUT GROUP UNDER THEIR FOUNDER DR W MAX WILSON CONCEIVED THIS IDEA WHICH ALSO PERPETUATES THE MEMORY OF THEIR 20 MEMBERS WHO FELL

No individual names. It is understood that Ruislip-Northwood UDC determined the words that could be used on the plaque and insisted that the chapel be dedicated to 'The Youth of Ruislip'.

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