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

St. Osyth – St Peter & St Paul Church, War Memorials Old & New, & My Grandpa

The idyllic Essex village of St. Osyth, where I spent many a happy summer in my adolescence.

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Brockham War Memorial

    And I cannot even begin to tell you what we used to get up to in this beautiful Surrey village back in the 1980s, when friends owned a house next door to one of the two pubs on the … Continue reading

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Dorking War Memorial

Dorking war memorial. Plenty of names,… …264 in total,… …and one in particular, top right,… …who tends to attract the most attention, proved once again by the fact that he is the only man on the memorial who has featured … Continue reading

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Berwick – St. Michael & All Angels Church, Churchyard & War Memorial

Welcome to Berwick.  Not Berwick up north, but Berwick down south, in East Sussex. Inside the quaint little church,… …a splendid mural entitled ‘Christ in Glory’ covers much of the interior, designed in 1943 by artist Duncan Grant (Grant was … Continue reading

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Pevensey – St. Nicolas Church & Churchyard

And it all started with such promise. An easy to navigate churchyard. War graves, a decent day (in fact two days, four apart, as I had to persuade the churchwarden to open the place on my second visit). Actually 455 … Continue reading

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Epsom & Ewell War Memorial & Epsom Cemetery

The entrance to Epsom Cemetery.  One of our regular readers (hello Morag!) commented the other day on the lack of text accompanying a recent ‘Back in Blighty’ post so, moving swiftly from the sublime to the ridiculous, or maybe the … Continue reading

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Redhill War Memorial

In anticipation.

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