Marbury Hall Interpretation Panel

For many years there had been an interpretation panel mounted on two stone plinths on the site of Marbury Hall.  The panel had reached the end of its useful life and had been removed.  FoAM decided to undertake a project to design and install a replacement and was successful in obtaining funding from our Ward Councillors, through their Members’ Budgets.

Volunteers researched the history of the Hall and worked with Ranger Chris Moseley to design the panel.  Bronislaw (Bruno) Dullek supplied FoAM with a photograph showing a group of Polish soldiers in front of the Hall, which was used in the design.

Inauguration of the new Hall Panel

Inauguration of the new Hall Panel

The new panel was installed by volunteers on the existing stone plinths.  Holly Mawdsley (on behalf of the family of Bruno Dullek) and Councillor Norman Wright (on behalf of the Marbury Ward Councillors) performed the inauguration ceremony on 13th June 2013.  FoAM member Pete Leicester kindly provided this photo.

A few months later, it became apparent that there had been a manufacturing problem with the Marbury Hall interpretation panel.  We contacted the supplier and they offered a replacement. However, the supplier felt that the shallow angle of the panel on the old stone plinths contributed to the problem by allowing rain water to evaporate on its surface. To overcome this, they offered to supply an oak lectern to mount the panel at a steeper angle.  This encourages rain water to run off and also makes reading the panel more comfortable for wheelchair users.

Marbury Hall Interpretation Panel

Marbury Hall Interpretation Panel

The replacement panel, on its oak lectern, was installed by volunteers early in 2015.

Alan Redley – updated May 2015

One Response to “Marbury Hall Interpretation Panel”

  • Holly Mawdsley says:

    It was a pleasure to be apart of this event, so close to mine and my families heart.

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