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War memorials

Having grown up in a small village, I always found the size of the village's war memorial quite chastening, especially as it had names listed that were shared by current residents. As the village had an active parish council and wider citizenry, the memorial was well maintained during my time there and I trust it still is.

Anyway, this all came to mind as the government has issued new guidance on 'managing' war memorials. Nothing particularly thrilling, or silly or otherwise notable to read there bar the list of relevant links. Particularly the one for the National Inventory of War Memorials, or ukniwm.org.

Well worth checking for areas one lives or has lived in, as there are rather more memorials than one might think.
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Blogger The Hitch said... 2:41 pm

As you are of Hun descent Mr C perhaps you should be looking at war memorials in Baden Baden or some such place .  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:43 pm

So good they named it twice...

Not that I'm aware of, although hair colour etc hints at Saxon or Viking heritage. Pa Croydonian, God rest his soul, found connections to French protestants on his mother's side though.  



Anonymous hatfield girl said... 9:25 pm

In northwest Cambridgeshire, or perhaps Huntingdon for I have forgotten the name of the village, there is a classically pretty village church with the plaque beginning with the sad words In memory ...' and then the long list of names of village sons, ending in the glorious phrase 'all of whom returned safely home after the Great War 1914-1918...'  



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