The Clock Tower and Corner Pin as the area looks in the year 2000
The Dedication Ceremony
This picture shows the dedication of the New Bradwell Clock Tower in September 1962.

This marked the end of many years of fundraising, which started after the war, the original intention being to build a memorial hall to commemorate those local men killed during the wars. A war memorial recording the names of 15 Bradwell men was erected. However, no suitable land was available for the construction of a memorial hall so the Clock Tower was built instead. The Council prepared the flower beds and New Bradwell Silver Band donated two teak seats for the gardens.

To find out about life during wartime in Bradwell click here. (To return to this page use your browser's back arrow)
The Wolverton Express of 7th September 1962 reported the following:
One of the largest parades in New Bradwell in recent years preceded the dedication on Sunday afternoon of the £1,700 clock tower erected by the New Bradwell British Legion as a war memorial

Dr. J. M. L. Love and his wife, presidents of the branch and women's section at New Bradwell, unveiled the plaque on the memorial during the service of dedication conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. R. G. M. Russell, who in his address described the remembrance book and wooden backcloth as the most beautiful piece of symbolism I have seen for many years.

He was assisted by the Rev. D. M. Harris (the newly inducted Baptist Minister), the Rev. A. R. Bidnell, Methodist Minister, and Salvation Army Lieutenant Miss Esme Lewis.

The parade of almost 400, with over 30 standards, joined the large crowd on the Corner Pin. Some 50 organisations were represented.

Mr. S. J. Teagle, chairman of the branch recited the exhortation, and Mr. S. Gascoyne, one of the longest serving committee members formed to build the memorial about 20 years ago, placed wreaths either side of the tower door. Bandsmen Bert Tilley and Bill Campbell members of New Bradwell Silver Band which led the parade, played 'Last Post' and 'Reveille'

The Clock Tower had barely been standing for 5 years when the River Ouse and Bradwell Brook flooded in July 1968, affecting the Corner Pin area.
To find out more about the Corner Pin floods click here.
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