Trefnant War Memorial

Trefnant War Memorial seating area installation 2020

This project began back in the year 2000, when a garden party was held in the Green Field and raised over £2,500.  This money was used to refurbish the Memorial Gates, which cost just over £2,000 as they were in a very poor state of repair.

The War Memorial seating area drawn up by Alan Kirkby using Marley brick

The quotes for this particular project were in the region of £30-£40,000.  Trefnant Village Hall applied for grants but were unsuccessful as the project did not fit the criteria and so was put on hold.

However, Trefnant Village Hall was successful in getting a grant to carry out refurbishments on the village hall itself.

The next project for Trefnant Village Hall was when Councillor Meirick Davies received funds from Denbighshire County Council to instruct the Environmental Agency to remove an infestation of Japanese Knotweed.

Then when the the road through the village was resurfaced, Trefnant Village Hall received the road planings, so the topsoil was removed, a membrane was put down and then the planings were used as a hardcore base.

In 2015 Trefnant Village Hall built a rose garden for the WI to plant a rose bed to celebrate their 100th anniversary in Trefnant village.

Then in January 2020 Val Roberts requested support of the application for a grant from DCC Open Spaces to pay for the installation of the Trefnant War Memorial seating area.

Trefnant War Memorial Letter to request support

Trefnant Village Hall applied for £16,532, and were awarded the full amount.  In June, Tim Kersey was instructed to carry out the ground and building work.  Tim also received help from Andrew and Paul, and also from Tudor and Val whenever it was needed.

The completed installation

We are all very pleased with the finished project and would like to thank everyone who helped.

Installation of the War Memorial seating area in the run up to Armistice Day

The walls were built from blocks to match those used on the village hall and the seats were made from hardwood.

Selwyn and Tudor fabricated the new gate posts and the handrails on the steps.

Completion of the resin surface, installed by Approved Resin Driveways

News report by the Denbighshire Freepress


Installation of the lighting, carried out by 911 Electrical


Next project – Addition of names and inscriptions to the war memorial

This project does not end here though, Trefnant Village Hall would now like to work towards adding names and inscriptions to this war memorial. Do you know of anyone from Trefnant Community who fought and died, or fought and survived, or even civilians as well as service casualties who you think should be added to this community memorial?

If you do, then please send your messages to Trefnant Village Hall via the Facebook page.