We’re messing about on the river today.
Or next to the river. Spot the war memorial.
Private Henry Arthur Waters, Royal Sussex Regiment, killed on 12th November 1917 aged 23. His name can be found on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.
One hundred and thirty one names are to be found on the memorial, forty four on this side,…
…forty three here,…
…and another forty four on this side.
Looking downstream. The chimneys in the distance?
Well, the river being the Thames, that’ll be Hampton Court Palace, then,…
…where, on this particular day, the ladies of the Weybridge Treble Clef Choir were present to entertain us,…
…and which explains our visit, the missus being a member of the choir at the time.
There was even a conducted outdoor sing-song, too, although not everyone joined in……
P.S. One of you, and I hugely apologise for forgetting who, asked me six months ago whether I could mention in which counties these British war memorials can be found. The answer lies with the line immediately beneath the buttons below, which gives you that information for each and every post I publish.
So your still up then. Think it was Daisy, always look for the memorials when passing through different areas the style and designs vary so much, for the most part they are all well looked after, if given the opportunity will take the time to read the names on the memorials. Found some with names of those lost in recent conflicts also. Thanks for sharing.
I am indeed! But I think it’s bedtime soon. Thanks as always M.
Nah, wasn’t me Margaret… I have no idea about English counties although I do remember somebody asking a few months back…
An interesting shape column… lovely area next to the river.
The Weybridge Treble Clef Choir presentation must have been pre-COVID-19. No social distancing and no masks. Would be hard to Treble Clef with a face mask on methinks!
A number of years prior to Lockdown, if truth be told. Yes, it’s lovely up on the river on a nice day – mind you, I no longer live close to the Thames so I don’t go there much these days. I have my own river to contend with!
I am no longer a member of the choir as we moved away from the Thames, and closer to another river, that we love. Also I only made up the numbers really, my singing voice not great truth be told, but being in a choir is a great experience, a real example of ‘the whole being greater than the sum of its parts’. Everyone should experience it. The occasion was the 500th anniversary of the palace, dated from some paperwork they have showing a bill for the first tools bought specifically for the building. Mrs MF x