Service of re-dedication lead by Rev Stephen Gray at the war memorial in Severalls park avenue in Crewkerne to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War one.

Service of re-dedication lead by Rev Stephen Gray at the war memorial in Severalls park avenue in Crewkerne to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War one.

The Council are responsible for the maintenance of the Severalls Park Avenue Memorial Ground, which includes a war memorial and small grass square. The memorial was opened in 1922, and includes 127 trees – the number of men of the town who were known to have died in the First World War. The area is unique, having been developed as part of the Homes for Heros scheme and encompassing community features (such as allotments and tennis courts) as well as housing. The area underwent renovations, including new fencing and paths, in 2014. The area has been the starting point for many of Armistice Day remembrance events.

A further plaque, dedicated to the fallen of Crewkerne, can be found mounted in privately owned Falkland Square.

There is also a memorial outside the South door of St Bartholomew’s Church – in the Churchyard maintained by the Town Council.

Worthy of note is the Second World War pillbox at the top of Mount Pleasant, which was built in 1940 in case of occupation. Work to expose the pill box from overgrown foliage was undertaken in 2014.