Centenary Timeline Project Pre 1921

Centenary Timeline Project - Pre-1921

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The construction of the Village Hall, which was built on land donated by Charlotte Smith in 1920, was in remembrance of their son, Lieutenant Alan Richard Forsell, who was killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 13th October 1915 during an attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt, aged just 21.

A photograph of Lieutenant Forsell, along with his medals and a dedication stone recording the Forsell’s gift are inside the present-day village Hall.

There is also a memorial stone in the Village Hall commemorating Miss Smith’s donation, which also included the building of an adjacent playground. The modern-day roads, Forsells End and Charlotte Walk, are respectively named after the family and Miss Smith.

Extract From A History Of Houghton on the Hill

By kind permission of Huw Francis

Main St. 1920—note the removal of the hedge to start construction of the village hall

The photo above shows Main St 1920 note the removal of the hedge to start construction of the village hall

Main St. 1920—note the removal of the hedge to start construction of the village hall
Main St. 1920—note the removal of the hedge to start construction of the village hall

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Pre 1921

1921 to 1939

1939 to 1945

1945 to 1960

1960 to 1970

1970 to 1980

1980 to 1990

1990 to 2000

2000 to 2021

Houghton Village Hall,
Main Street,
Houghton-on-the-Hill,
Leicestershire
LE7 9GE

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