Burntwood Memorial Community Association

Burntwood Memorial Community Association

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Serving the people of Burntwood and the neighbouring communities

Our Tradition Of Offering The Best Hospitality

Our History

The Burntwood Memorial Community Association stands as a timeless tribute to the valour and sacrifice of those who bravely served in the Great War of 1914-1918. What began as a heartfelt endeavor by the residents of Burntwood Parish to honor their fallen heroes blossomed into a cherished institution that continues to serve the community with unwavering dedication.

In January 1922, amidst the echoes of remembrance, the humble beginnings of the Community Centre took shape. With fervent determination and a shared vision, funds were raised to secure both the land and the modest wooden/tin huts that would serve as the cornerstone of the association. These humble beginnings laid the groundwork for a space where the community could come together, celebrate, mourn, and support one another.

Over the decades, the Community Centre grew in significance, becoming a vital hub for the people of Burntwood. Yet, as time marched forward, the need for renewal and revitalisation became apparent. In December 1971, a monumental chapter unfolded as the center underwent a complete reconstruction. Through extensive fundraising efforts and the gracious support of the Ministry for Education and Science, the Burntwood Memorial Community Association was reborn, rising from the ashes with renewed purpose and vigor.

The rebuilt center stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of remembrance and community solidarity. It serves not only as a physical space but as a beacon of hope, unity, and resilience. Generations come and go, but the legacy of sacrifice and service endures within its walls, inspiring all who pass through to cherish the past while embracing the future.

Today, as the Burntwood Memorial Community Association continues to thrive, it remains a living tribute to the heroes of the Great War and a testament to the power of collective action and remembrance. May its legacy endure for generations to come, honoring the sacrifices of the past while shaping a brighter tomorrow for all who call Burntwood home.

Memorial

Who are we & what we offer

The Burntwood Memorial Community Association, affectionately known as “The Institute” by locals, stands as a vibrant hub of activity and camaraderie, made possible by the dedicated efforts of volunteers who steer its course as a non-profit charitable organisation. At the heart of its mission lies a commitment to serving the community, offering its facilities to a diverse array of organisations and individuals alike.

Within its walls, the Centre boasts two spacious halls, each offering versatile spaces that cater to a myriad of events and gatherings. From weddings adorned with joyous celebration to lively parties pulsating with laughter and music, from intimate craft fairs showcasing local talent to professional conferences fostering innovation and collaboration—the Centre provides an ideal canvas for all occasions.

In addition to its welcoming ambiance and flexible amenities, the Centre is proud to offer a fully licensed bar, adding an extra layer of hospitality and conviviality to every gathering. Whether raising a toast to newlyweds, sharing stories over drinks with friends, or simply unwinding after a successful event, the bar serves as a cornerstone of community bonding and camaraderie.

For those eager to learn more or to make arrangements, the Centre’s Office stands ready to assist. Information on upcoming events, booking inquiries, and general inquiries can be easily accessed by phone, through the Centre’s website, or via their active Facebook page. With a wealth of resources and a dedicated team at hand, navigating the process of hosting an event or participating in community activities is both seamless and straightforward.

As the Burntwood Memorial Community Association continues to thrive, it remains a cherished gathering place—a testament to the power of volunteerism, community spirit, and the enduring legacy of remembrance. With open doors and open hearts, the Centre invites all to partake in its rich tapestry of events and experiences, forging connections, and creating cherished memories that will endure for generations to come.

Memorial Hall