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

Aldringham – St. Andrew’s Church, War Memorial & Churchyard

Now here’s a nice little church – no church tower, note. And on the outside wall,… …a memorial to eight local men who died during World War II. On the wall inside the church,… …the Great War Roll of Honour, … Continue reading

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Aldershot – Holy Trinity Church Roll of Honour

For quite a few years, until fairly recently, when we found a new home, I used to attend meetings of the Aldershot Military Society in a hut next to this church. Over the years, the church was always locked, except … Continue reading

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Falmouth – Operation Chariot Memorial

What’s the collective noun for Victoria Crosses, I wonder, because we appear to have a scattering of them here,… This is the memorial, on what is now the Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth harbour, to the men who participated … Continue reading

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Lelant – St. Uny Churchyard

The church itself was closed,… …which still leaves the churchyard to explore.  Conformists,… …and non-conformists.  Now you & I know that there’s a war grave over there,… …but for those less familiar with such things, there’s a handy stick bearing … Continue reading

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Puttenham Church & War Memorial

I’m sure that someone thought they were being highly artistic, or exceedingly modern, or deferentially retrospective,… …when they chose the typeface for the Great War names,… …but the truth of the matter (in the background here, across the road, we … Continue reading

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St. Pancras Station Workers War Memorial

St. Pancras Station, one hundred and fifty three years old next month. Thus it was, on 8th November 2018, the station’s one hundred and fiftieth birthday, that this war memorial was unveiled on the Grand Terrace, not so far from … Continue reading

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Godalming – Nightingale Cemetery (Godalming Old Cemetery) & the Battle of Spion Kop

A curate’s egg of a post, this one, as I take you from leafy Surrey to the African veldt. 

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