The Great Fire of Oulton Hall – Ninetieth Anniversary Commemoration – September 30th 2016

7pm, 30th September at the Fogarty Moss Centre, Oulton Park


Maurice Hunt 01829 733481 or email

Peter Robinson 01829 760445 or e-mail

Cora Cowap 01829 760868 or e-mail

Following the well attended and received Service of Commemoration held at the Oulton Park racing circuit, last February, Jonathon Palmer, owner of MSV, and endorsed by Sir William de Malpas Egerton, has come forward with a proposal to erect a memorial to the victims of the fire. This will be located on the site of Oulton Hall encompassing a section of recently exposed walling that formed part of the fabric of the mansion. The Little Budworth Parish Council is giving its full support to the initiative and various ideas for the memorial’s design are in the early stages of consideration. As part of this, on the evening of September 30th 2016, an illustrated presentation will take place at the Fogarty Moss Centre, Oulton Park racing circuit. It will relate to Little Budworth and the Oulton Estate in the years following the Great War, culminating with events on that fateful day in 1926; and its outcome. It will be given by Maurice Hunt of Tarporley.

This will be a once and only event and demand is expected to be high. Tickets will be required for entry. The format for the evening is as follows; arrival 7pm, take seats by 7.15pm, a forward by Sir William Egerton followed by the presentation at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served at the interval. There will be no charge, with donations if you should so please, going towards the cost of the memorial. The Little Budworth Parish Council wish to record its thanks to Jonathon Palmer and the circuit manager Simon Bonser for making the venue and facilities free of charge.