Trebah Gardens Memorials

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5 Responses to Trebah Gardens Memorials

  1. To whom it may concern, may I ask a question, does anyone take care of the two monuments at the bottom of Trebah gardens, they need restoration, and the wordings freshly inked so that they can be read I have friends in the USA who’s relatives sailed from Trbah in 1944 and io would like to send them pictures of the 29th division’s Plaque, but not in the condition they are right now, could they not be restored, ythese men actually sailed into hell on Omaha beach, if any one who has seen the film “Saving private Ryan” you will have had some idea of what those men went trough and as their very first taste of war, can you imagine just how they may have felt, no I guess not, so am I asking for very much in having their memorial restored, Thank you, Thomas Waters, Perranporth.

    • Magicfingers says:

      Thomas, I will do you a deal. I have nothing whatsoever to do with Trebah gardens, just a visitor like anyone else. However I am temped to find someone at Trebah to whom I could pass on your concerns if you would like me to. So, if you reply to this, I might just be persuaded to do so. Over to you.

  2. nicholas Kilner says:

    It is, I find, a beautiful spot,
    And well worth a visit, for those who have not.

    Next time I visit the gardens I shall look out for the plaques, and should they still be in faded condition (though the one carved in white stone, marble perhaps, may always be thus), I shall raise the issue at reception.
    There were in fact, and I may have mentioned this before, numerous American troops who left for D-Day from Cornwall. The boatyard at Lower Kelly, just along the river from Calstock, was used as a repair dock for landing craft. My father recalled seeing American posters still on the boathouse walls when he was there in the late 60’s. All gone now sadly.

    • Magicfingers says:

      It is a beautiful spot. I have been there a couple of times since this post, I think – and those posters – Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!

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