This weekend we remember the fallen from two world wars, most of you will see on the TV the Queen and Royal Family paying their respects at the Cenotaph in London but that act will be repeated through out the country at towns and villages through out the country. This week I will show you a few of the smaller memorials from round places I have been, some are local to me others further away but they all will have on thing in people standing in two minuets silence at 11 am on Sunday morning.
I'll start with this one which is at a church called St John-In-Bedwardine
in Worcester, it commemorates the fallen from that parish.
A little furtehr away in Wales a small church called St Mary's Llanfreddy you can see this memorial in the church porch
At Bovingdon Tank Museum this wall commemorates those who dies on operation since 1945.
This Lych gate is the memorial to the fallen from the village of Nettlebed
On the wall either side
you can see the names of the local men who died.
Sutton Courtneay has this large memorial by the village green in front of the church
The memorial on the left is in the village of East Hendred and on the right is the one in Dorchester on Thames
These two are in the villages of Peppard and Steadhampton and are in the churchyards.
Another memorial can be seen in Reading outside St Giles Church and is another to the men who fell from the parish.
In Albury church you can see this memorial
At Harwell church these beautiful wooden memorials can be seen
And in the village by the almshouses is another more prominent one, on the right is another war memorial you can see in Drayton St. Leonard
At Kelmscott church this memorial to Frank & Henry Hayes can be seen beside the church pulpit
- They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
- Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
- At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
- We will remember them.