Category Archives: Surrey

Old Oxted Roll of Honour

My notes said, ‘tablet on side of building’, and as Old Oxted consists of pretty much a single street, I reckoned we’d have a decent chance of finding it.  So we parked up, the dog and I made a couple … Continue reading

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Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden – Inaugural Commemoration Service 16th July 2017

Last Sunday I was an invited guest at the Inaugural Commemoration Service of the Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden on Horsell Common, Woking, and there follows a photographic record of the afternoon.

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Leatherhead Royal British Legion

My vote for the most uninteresting post in the five years of this site (if you have any other contenders I really don’t want to hear about them!).  And they’ve moved since I took this shot anyway!

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Valentine Joe Strudwick

This is Essex Farm Cemetery, just to the north of Ieper (Ypres).  It is a famous, and well-visited cemetery, for a number of reasons, not least that it was here that the poet John McCrae penned his ‘In Flanders Fields’ … Continue reading

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The Opening Ceremony of the Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden

I was privileged to be invited to the opening ceremony of the Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden on Horsell Common today.

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Hersham – St. Peter’s Church

Another victim, I think, of the Brooklands bombing.  There’s more information, very recently updated, actually, here, as well as an eye witness account of the raid from one of our readers here.  Cheers Bill. Found it! The grave of Company … Continue reading

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Witley Camp

During the Great War a number of army camps were set up on the commons south of Godalming in Surrey.  Tens of thousands of soldiers, many of them Canadian, passed through these camps on their way to the killing fields … Continue reading

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