A Tribute to His Royal Highness, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh

HRH The Duke of EdinburghIt is with profound sadness that Tabley Parish Council learns of the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99.

Our condolences are extended to Her Majesty and all members of the Royal Family and the Royal Household.

Prince Philip has been much admired for his loyalty and devotion to the Queen and the Crown and has been the longest serving British consort to the Monarch.

He stamped his own mark on the nation and society through a range of award schemes, notably the Duke of Edinburgh Award for young people, which he founded in 1956. He was also passionate about business and industry, entrepreneurship, the environment and conservation.  

The Parish Council would also like to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh for all he achieved; particularly for the World Wildlife Fund and with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and to thank him for his unflinching service to our country; both as a naval officer during World War II and as Consort to the Queen.

God Save The Queen.

The Parish of Tabley


The Parish of Tabley is a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire East and is split into to two districts namely, Tabley Superior and Tabley Inferior. Tabley Superior has a population of 323* and contains the village of Over Tabley. Tabley Inferior had a population of 146* and Tabley House is located there.

The name Tabley is a mystery in as much as there are a number of theories on how it came about.  Many believe the origin has been attributed to the name of a local Anglo-Saxon called Tabba (Tabba’s clearing or meadow).  The fact that the land levels out to a plateau or ‘tableland’ is another suggestion, which seems more likely. However, the secretary of St Paul’s (Mrs Brenda Folds) believes that ‘stabulis’ may also a good contender, as Tabley, where the two Roman roads, Watling Street and King Street cross each other, would be an obvious place to keep horses – hence ‘Stabley‘.

The income for Tabley came from the rich and fertile Cheshire land, which at one time was said to have the biggest milk yield in Europe. Cheshire cheeses lasted a long time, and had the reputation of being on every ship sailing out of England! 

For dates of Parish Council meetings including agenda and minutes follow this link.

* Estimated December 2018.



The Parish Council

Position Name
Chairman H Gurney-Smith
Vice Chairman A Greenway
Councillor  N Withenshaw
Councillor  D Bailey
Councillor  S Carson
Councillor  G Bowen
Councillor  S Wharfe
Councillor  T Jackson