Category Archives: Surrey

Hatchford Churchyard

I didn’t even know this place existed until, literally, the other day. And as, on checking, I discovered that there’s a single Great War burial here, this afternoon the missus and I went to take a look.  There was once … Continue reading

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Bletchingley – St.Mary’s Church

     

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Weybridge – St. James’s Church

Ten years ago or thereabouts I published four pictures of the Roll of Honour in St. James’s Church in Weybridge, Surrey. And these are those very pictures,… …the original post now deleted, by the way,… …and, let’s be fair, they … Continue reading

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Oxted War Memorial

The memorial panels are rather curiously positioned, this being the 1939-45 panel that greets us at the front of the memorial,… …beneath which the upper step is inscribed with ‘In honour of those who served – In sympathy with those … 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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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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