Category Archives: U.K. Churches, Memorials & Cemeteries – Back in Blighty

On the Military Road

Well that was fun.  This is Stratherrick war memorial, the shot taken from the first of General Wade’s Military Roads (he built a number), which since the late 1720s has run the length of the Great Glen between Fort William … Continue reading

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A Pevensey Pillbox

Not what you expect to find on a modern housing estate, really. We are in Stone Cross, about two miles west of Pevensey, and this is indeed a Second World War pillbox. Built in 1941 as part of a network … Continue reading

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Ardleigh War Memorial & St. Mary’s Church

Ada, Pamela & Rosemary.  There was a four-part series on the telly last year that traced the history and impact of four individual bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe – one wonders whether one could similarly trace the V-1 that demolished … Continue reading

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Great Bromley War Memorial

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Westminster Abbey – The Cloisters

A stroll around the cloisters at Westminster Abbey reveals a number of war memorials and commemorations to the victims of conflict. Beginning with these three superbly cast bronze figures commemorating the officers and men of the Submarine Service of the … Continue reading

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Westminster Cathedral Catholic Soldiers Association Roll of Honour

Typical.  I have never in my life popped into the cathedral before, and when I do, this is what I find.  Scaffolding.  Still, it’s not the first time, and won’t be the last. The first two panels remember men killed … Continue reading

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Sancreed War Memorial

Three and a half years ago I showed you round the little church of St. Sancredus in Sancreed (just a few miles from Land’s End), with its fabulous bronze relief of, and original wooden cross belonging to, Lieutenant William Alexander … Continue reading

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