The Shrine and the Books of Remembrance
West House and Pinner Memorial Park were purchased and dedicated to those who gave their lives in the two World Wars.
The Shrine within West House contains the two Books of Remembrance of those from the old Parish of Pinner who gave their lives in the two World Wars. The first book contains some 133 names from WW2, in addition to many from WW1, and the second an additional 400 from WW2 identified in the late 90’s by the local historian, Hilary Thornley, following comments about omissions that were made when the first Book was displayed on the 50th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
Also on show at the Shrine are a map of the bomb damage in Pinner and photographs of every instance of damage indexed by location.
The Shrine is the location of an annual short service of Remembrance at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
The Blessing by Rev Paul Hullyer with the Chairman Martin Verden
and by Rabbi Yaakov Grunewald