An introduction to a booklet which offered a sketch, plans and description of the proposed Memorial Hall.
Aberfoyle Memorial Hall has been a significant part of the village and wider community since it was built in 1948. It was developed under the auspices of the Aberfoyle Welcome Home and Memorial Trust, to mark the end of World War 2. The plaque near the main doors commemorates those who lost their lives in the conflict.
The booklet which follows offers an insight into what the original plans looked like. The author Will Joynson also offers a sense of the wider aspirations of how Aberfoyle might develop during the forthcoming decades. Much hope is placed upon the significant development of the work of the Forestry Commission. It anticipates a major increase of railway freight traffic and a similar increase in the local working population. Writing in 2022 its interesting to reflect not just on how the final plans for the Memorial Hall developed but also some of the other hopes and aspirations of the author.
The contents of the booklet are reproduced here in full.