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    Default Britain's War Memorials.


    I got kicked out of one site today. Was in there a matter of seconds, and got rumbled despite my fluorescent vest and hard hat. Obviously security knows all the demo lads. :D

    BUT. I thought, what about the war memorial and graveyard next door? Perhaps we could have a fair stab at documenting the War Memorials around the country?

    So here is the first post in the Britain's War Memorials thread. And first up we have...

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    Ceres, where I grew up has a very odd war memorial. It's in a similar style to other war memorials but it was erected in 1914 in memory of the Ceres men who fought in the Battle of Bannockburn, which was in 1314.

    If I get time tomorrow I'll take a picture of our local one.
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    Excellent thread mate, will have a look at all the ones local to me tomoro. There's quite a few around here.

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    Good idea for a thread. I've got quite a few that I've been taking pics of recently plus some older b&w ones. Will have to scan and get some up on Photobucket and I'll post as soon as done. :)
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    Great idea for a thread Seahorse :)

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    Iron Bridge



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    The Ironbridge memorial is so atmospheric in the fog. Beautiful pics, Neo.

    Just had a trawl through my old b&w photos and came across some of Exeter's memorial. On each side of the monument is a figure representing different aspects of Devon life. Unfortunately I've only got two of them...the soldier and the fisherman plus a sillouette of the memorial itself.





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    In front of the parish church, St Grepory's.

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    Alfreton War Memorial, Derbyshire



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    An interesting and worthy subject for a thread.

    Does anybody know of any private war memorials from 1914 - 18 erected by individuals? I do not refer to the numerous plaques one finds inside most of our Parish Churches, but exterior memorials made from stone or bronze plaques. There are many examples in France and the Low Countries: however, I have not found many in the UK.

    In 1984 when I lived in South Milford North Yorks, there was an interesting one situated at the south end of the village. Obviously erected by the family living in the 'big house' - probably the major land owner in the area or Local Squire. The memorial was to their son, a decorated RFC/ RAF fighter pilot who had survived the lottery of the 1914/18 air war, only to die in 1919 in Archangel during late 1919 fighting with the British Forces assisting the White Russian Forces.

    I hope this memorial is still in situ, Google Earth indicates that the A162 has been re-aligned - the memorial was located on an island of land bounded by the main road through the village and a country lane. The land contained what was then a night club but which is now a pub I think. Unfortunately the roadworks have made the lane the main access road, the original being now a dead end. Will have to have a look next time I am down the A1M

    To those interested in more modern history the following may be of interest:-

    www.southmilford.co.uk/Explosion.htm

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