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

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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Busbridge Churchyard & War Memorial

Last post we took a look inside the church – the spire is visible in the background – as well as Lutyens’ curious design for the grave of Gertrude Jekyll, which is actually sited just beyond the church. This time … Continue reading

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Busbridge – St. John the Baptist Church

Here’s a nice little Surrey church for you. And once inside, there’s a feature at the far end that is quite unusual,… …which is this wrought-iron chancel screen actually designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, and I don’t suppose he designed … Continue reading

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Puttenham Cemetery

Here’s one for you Google Earthers.  Within the grounds of Puttenham Golf Club, just over 500 yards from Puttenham parish church, and after a bit of searching among the trees adjoining the 18th fairway, you’ll find Puttenham Cemetery. It’s only … Continue reading

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Ore War Memorial

One hundred and forty three names, to save you counting, including eight late additions at the bottom. Oops!

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Strathdearn War Memorial

Well, I have dragged it out as long as I can, but this is the final memorial from my pre-Covid Scottish trip. And an unusual style of memorial it is, too. There are thirty names on the Great War Roll … Continue reading

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