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Arrochar and Tarbet War Memorial

Last March we had to take a trip across to the west to Tarbet which is on (freshwater) Loch Lomond side. A narrow stretch of land (and hill) separates it from Arrochar on (sea) Loch Long. There’s only about a mile between them.

The Vikings once dragged their boats over the pass on rollers in order to stravaig up and down Loch Lomond.

The War Memorial lies beside the A 83 a bit nearer to Arrochar than Tarbet but covers both villages.

Arrochar and Tarbet War Memorial

Reverse view:-

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The dedication is unusual in using Roman Numerals. “In memory MCMXIV-XVIII. MCMXXXIX-XLV”

Dedication, Arrochar and Tarbet War Memorial

At the base of the memorial this plaque reads, “The villagers of Arrochar and Tarbet Commemorate 50 Years of Peace VE and VJ Days 1995. With gratitude to those who served.”

Arrochar and Tarbet Peace Memorial

Unusual Shop Windows, Kendal

The building once housed Ruskins but is now occuoied by Furness Building Society.

The rectangular windows now look double-glazed. I’m not so sure about the curved ones.

Unusual Shop Windows, Kendal

Kendal War Memorial

Kendal’s War Memorial, a statue of a standing soldier with slung rifle, is set beside the main street.

The inscription reads, “In honour of the men of Kendal who loyally served in THE GREAT WAR and in proud and grateful memory of those named hereon who gave their lives for their country this monument is erected by their fellow townsmen.”

The lower panel here bears World War 2 names:-

Kendal War Memorial

World War 1939-1945:-

Kendal War Memorial World War 2 Names

From south. Great War names:-

Kendal War Memorial from South

World War 2 names. Upper plaque bears one name for the Koran War:-

Kendal War Memorial Plaques

From north. Great War names:-

Kendal War Memorial from North

Evesham War Memorial

Stepped wall with central pillar surmounted by strolling soldier with slung rifle.

From banks of River Avon. Evesham Abbey Belltower behind:-

Evesham War Memorial

Reverse view. River Avon below:-

Evesham War Memorial from Behind

Closer view. Evesham Abbey Belltower again visible.:-

Evesham War Memorial Close-up

Incsription. “To the enduring memory of the Glorious Dead of the Borough of Evesham who gave their lives for their country in the Great War 1914-1920.” That “1920” is unusual.

Evesham War Memorial Inscription

Great War Memorial Plaques:-

Evesham Great War Memorial Plaques

Great War Memorial Plaques, Evesham

Second World War Memorial Plaques:-

Second World War Memorial Plaque, Evesham

Evesham Second Word War Memorial Plaque

Regal Cinema, Evesham

Art Deco style cinema in Evesham, Worcestershire.

Not perhaps as high deco as the Regal, Rochdale, or the Embassy, Braintree, this is still clearly deco with its rounded corner, the rule of three in windows to left and chevron patterned doors:-

Regal Cinema, Evesham

Central portion:-

Regal Cinema, Evesham, Close up

Doors:-

Doors, Regal Cinema, Evesham

From left. Rule of three in windows again:-

Regal Cinema, Evesham from Left

Workman Bridge, Evesham

There is a lovely bridge over the river Avon at Evesham, called the Workman Bridge after the mayor under whose auspices it was built.

Workman Bridge from banks of River Avon:-

Workman Bridge, Evesham

Roadway, Workman Bridge, looking towards Evesham centre. Belltower of Evesham Abbey to left:-

Roadway, Workman Bridge, Evesham

Weir Seen from Workman Bridge:-

Weir Seen from Workman Bridge, Evesham

I meant to put this photo of a war dead dedication in St Lawrence’s Church, Evesham, in my previous post. 2nd Lt Ernest Geoffrey Crisp, 15th Battalion Warwickshire Regiment, killed in action in France 16/12/1915, aged 24:-

War Dead Dedication

More of Evesham, Worcestershire, England

I’ve covered Evesham before but this time we parked in a different place and were able to explore different parts of the town and so we found this shop with Deco windows:-

Art Deco Shop Windows, Evesham

This is on the main street and probably isn’t deco but more on the cusp:-

Another Deco Style Building, Evesham

And this has changed ownership – or at least its name – since we were there last (see second link above):-

Evesham, Building with Art Deco Styling

Interior Shakespeare’s House, Stratford-upon-Avon

The rooms in the house are quite small, as was the case at the time.

Dining area:-

Another Room, Shakespeare's House, Stratford-upon-Avon

Room in Shakespeare's House, Stratford-upon-Avon

A fireplace:-

Fireplace, Shakespeare's House, Stratford-upon-Avon

Tudor-style window:-

Window in Shakespeare's House, Stratford-upon-Avon

There are words etched/written into the glass of this one:-

Window in Shakespeare's House, Straford-upon-Avon

Bedroom:-

Shakespeare's House

Shakespeare’s childhood bedroom:-

Shakespeare's House

Is this like the second-best bed he left to Ann Hathaway?:-

Shakespeare's House

Unfortunately the crib in this one, though cute, isn’t original:-

Shakespeare's House

An upper chamber:-

Upper Room, Shakespeare's House, Stratford-upon-Avon

Kitchen storage:-

Kitchen Storage, Shakespeare's House, Stratford-upon-Avon

Fire/cooking range:-

Fire, Shakespeare's House, Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon

We had a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon again on our trip south in February 2018.

As well as Shakespeare’s House:-

Shakespeare's House

behind which (you have to pay to get in) were actors parading about and declaiming lines from his plays,:

Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's House

Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's House From Rear

I spotted this Art Decoish building. It’s the stepping on the roofline and I suppose the rule of three in the windows below the diamonds that gives a deco feel:-

Art Decoish Building, Stratford-upon-Avon

Cressage War Memorial

Cressage is a village in Shropshire we passed through on our onward journey from Oswestry and Shrewsbury.

The War Memorial is a Celtic Cross and stands at a road junction in the village.

Cressage War Memorial

The base is inscribed, “To the glory of God and in honoured memory of the following men who died on active service in the Great War 1914 – 1918.”

Great War Dedication, Cressage War Memorial

Reverse View. Inscribed, “1939 – 1945. In memory of A. Manning. F. Roberts.”

Cressage War Memorial, Reverse View

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