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

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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Ninfield (St. Mary) Churchyard Extension

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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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