Never assume that your war memorial will always be where you think it is. This is Esher war memorial, these first few pictures taken some fifteen years ago.
The Great War panels (above & below),…
…and the Second World War panels – well, three of them, at least.
And here, this photo taken from the same spot as the first picture in the post, we have Esher war memorial today, this and the following shots taken last summer during the drought. Look carefully in the foreground and you can still just about see the indentation of the memorial’s base, because this is where it stood for the best part of a century.
And now, all of a sudden, it’s here.
The 1939-1945 panel on the right in this picture, incidentally,…
…slots in here, because it has only been on editing these pictures that I realised that I hadn’t taken a head-on close-up of it on either visit.
This shot shows the memorial’s original site in the background in front of the wooden stakes, and the reason for its move.
People kept hitting it! That’s a busy junction behind, even though it may not look like it here, and a war memorial limiting visibility evidently proved a recipe for too many accidents.
So now it stands here, in splendid isolation in the centre of the park. And all’s well that ends well.