The Reading Room

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Reading Room is located next to the Public Telephone Kiosk on the East side of The Street. Legally it is a Village Charity but, as there is no specific need for the building as a Reading Room/Village Hall at present, it is rented out to a small business in order to generate a rent to pay for its upkeep and, if there is spare money available, to contribute towards the costs of the Village Hall.

The Teffont Reading Room was built in memory of those who died in the First World War. Where the First World War casualties were concerned, our village escaped comparatively lightly, only losing six of their sons.

Read more on the history of the Reading Room from a Parish Cuncil perspective.

A War Memorial was erected in the Magna Church grounds after the First World War and the inscription on the East side closest to the road reads:

 

'IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF TEFFONT MAGNA WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919'

Lance Corporal

P C Smith

Wiltshire Regt

Trooper

G Elliott

Life Guards

Private

F G Kellow

Worcestershire Regt

Private

J Mould

R Warwickshire Regt

Private

W H Randall

Coldstream Guards

 

From the First World War Lieutenant Alexander Nigel Trotter is omitted from the Memorial although there is a plaque to his memory in the Ley Chapel at Teffont Evias.

The Memorial was altered on the sides facing the yew tree after 1945 to commemorate the fallen of the Second World War as follows:

 

1939 - 1945

Private

F H Wright

Royal Norfolk   Regt

2nd Lieutenant

M S Willan

KRRC

Gunner

J M F Faramus

Royal Artillery

Flight Sergeant

R E Tenham

RAF

Private

F J Brockway

Home Guard

 

 

 


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