Bircham Institute WW1

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Reference WMO/278395


Bircham Centre (formerly known as the Bircham Institute)

The Market Place


NR10 4JJ


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Other structure/building
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Previously known as the Bircham Institute, the Bircham Centre is a multi purpose building dedicated to the community of Reepham. It is part Library and Adult education centre. The structure is of a period design and has a dedicated garden attached. The roll of honour hangs in the centre as does a copy of the parchment detailing the donation of the building by S Bircham.
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Parchment: As a Thank Offering to Almighty God for/ the Victory He gave in the War 1914 - 1918/ and in undying memory of, and gratitude to those/ who gave their lives and services in that War./ The House and Garden/ more fully described in the Deed hereinafter reffered to, was/ presented by me the undersigned Sam Bircham to the/ Trustees in the said Deed mentioned, to be held by them, and/ their successors in office in perpetuity, under the name of/ The Bircham Institute./ as a Reading Room and Club for the use, enjoyment and/ benefit of the inhabitants of the respective Parishes of Reepham, Kerdiston, Hackford next Reepham and Whitwell, as is more/ fully set out in a deed dated 15th April 1919, and made between/ me the said Sam Bircham of the one part, and Edward Verdon/ Perry, Anthony geake, William Robert Collyer, Richard Watts/ Austin, Herbert Temple Owen, and John Sharpin, of the other part./ Sam Bircham Framed name list: WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ HACKFORD/ AND/ WHITWELL/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ REEPHAM/ AND/ KERDISTON/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES)/ REEPHAM,/HACKFORD,/WHITWELL/ AND/ KERDISTON/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)

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