Beverley Memorial Garden

There are many Memorial plaques around the town but this Memorial Garden on Hengate is Beverley’s official location for commemorative services and the laying of wreathes. It contains the  names of the people of Beverley who have died defending this country, not only in the two world wars but in actions around the world up to the present time.Memorial Garden, Hengate, Beverley, East Yorkshire.The land for the memorial garden was gifted (plus an endowment) to the town of Beverley by Major Clive Wilson D.S.O. To be used specifically for a war memorial and garden of remembrance.
Although it is in the centre of Beverley the garden is a place for quiet reflective thought, a place to relax, meditate, contemplate. Perhaps think how our lives would have been different if the people named here had not given their lives for our futures.Relax, Contemplate and Meditate in the War Memorial Garden.
Bare Trees, the time of year makes a great difference to the look & atmosphere of the Memorial Garden.Beverley War Memorial with wreathes in winterIn 2015 a working party of East Riding of Yorkshire Councillors plus Beverley & District Civic Society members undertook the renovation of the War Memorials in Hengate Garden.
The “Great War” memorial (now World War 1 Memorial) was structurally secured and cleaned and the four models held by the figures were recreated from photographs. A plaque was added to the memorial recording the names of 28 others not shown on the original list.
The World War 2 memorials were also cleaned and masonry repaired and the plaques re-gilded and repainted.
Beverley War Memorial Garden - plaque

Large crowd at Remembrance Day Service in Beverley Memorial GardenThe War Memorial Garden filled to capacity for the Remembrance Sunday Service and laying of wreathes 12th November 2017.

Laying of Wreathes at Remembrance Day Service 13th November 2005 in Beverley's Memorial Garden.An earlier Wreathe laying ceremony from November 2005