The Paddock

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Reference WMO265762

Address:

Church Lane

Humberston

Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN36 4HX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Other
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The Paddock’, Church Lane, Humberston, North East Lincolnshire, lies off Church Avenue, is a small playing field containing swings and slides for children and a grassed area. The field has been recently secured by a metal fence and gates. A footpath along Wendover Lane towards South Sea lane runs along the south side of ‘The Paddock’. The Wendover Playing field as it was originally called was bought by the people of the village after the Second World War, in memory of the people from village who served in World War 2. There is a plaque on the outside wall of Wendover Hall, fronting ‘The Paddock’, recently erected as part of the Millennium. It reads;- HUMBERSTON MEMORIAL CENTRE THIS PADDOCK WAS PROVIDED BY THE INHABITANTS OF HUMBERSTON AS A MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945 During World War 2, 130 men and women left the village of Humberston to join the armed services , and of them, 4 became Prisoners of War and 9 persons died. The names of the fallen are on the aforementioned War memorial which is situated in the graveyard of St Peter’s Church. The Paddock itself consists of a playing field for the children of the village, purchased by the villagers through the Humberston Memorial Scheme set up in 1944 to provide a tangible form of memorial for the benefit of the parishioners. The memorial was paid for by the villagers themselves and was purchased for an unknown sum. The field originally was owned by Lord Carrington. Currently the memorial is in very good order, thanks largely to the work of the Parish Council. Recently new security fencing and gates have been installed to prevent unauthorised entry, damage and hooliganism. The playing field measures so is too small to be a football/cricket field, but large enough for children to use it for playing. The Wendover Memorial Centre is a village hall, a former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, built in 1835, and opened as a village hall by Earl Charles Robert Wynn-Carrington, PC, GCMG, the Lord of the Manor of Humberston, in 1907, when the new Methodist Church was built in Humberston Avenue. Humberstone (with the ‘e’, then) village was then owned by Lord Carrington
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HUMBERSTON MEMORIAL CENTRE THIS PADDOCK WAS PROVIDED BY THE INHABITANTS OF HUMBERSTON AS A MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945

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