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War Memorial, Wooler

War Memorial from Road:-

Wooler War Memorial from Road

From path:-

Wooler War Memorial from Path

“To the memory of those frorm the Wooler District who fell in the Great War 1914-1919. Their name liveth for evermore.”

“No hate was theirs, no thirst for fame, when forth to death by homour sent. Life beckoned sweet, the Great Call came, They knew their duty and they went.”

War Memorial Wooler

Great War: Armstrong – Deedes
WW2 names: Brewis – Eliot:-

Names, War Memorial, Wooler

Great War names: Fettis – Lambton:-

Wooler War Memorial, Great War Names

Great War names: Leach -Thomson.
WW2 names: Murdie – Smith J:-

Names, Wooler War Memorial

Great War Names: Smart A – Taylor:-

Wooler War Memorial Great War Names

World War 2 names: Forster – Lowrie:-

Wooler War Memorial, World War 2 Names

War Memorials and Grave, Wooler Church

On the way back up from Peterborough we stopped at Wooler in Northumberland (Northumbria as was.) It’s one of our favourite places.

It being 2018 the local church was hosting an exhibition on the aniversary of the Great War’s end, featuring photographs and information about local lads who had served.

The church itself contained two War Memorials – one was a Roll of Honour for Wooler Church School, inscribed at top, “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.”

War Memorial for Wooler Church School

The other was dedicated to members of the congregation. There were two name boards, the first inscribed, “To the glory of God and in memory of the men of …” The inscription carries on to the next board.

Wooler Church War Memorial

Inscription carried on from previous board, “… the Parish of Wooler who gave their lives in the Great War AD, 1914-19.”
Next board says, “In memory of those who fell in the Second World War 1939-45.”

War Memorial Wooler Church

Stained glass in church:-

Stained Glass, Wooler Church

Grave of J Stothert, Tyneside Irish Northumberland Fusiliers, 12/8/1917, aged 45:-

War Grave, Wooler

By Way of Contrast

O tempora! O mores!

A timber framed building in Peterborough; with statues – and a Pizza Express outlet.

Peterborough Building

Less incongruent in appearance is Peterborough’s Bishop’s Palace (which is not really curved as this is a stitch of two photos):-

Bishop's Palace, Peterborough

Peterborough Cathedral, bathed in late evening sunlight:-

Peterborough Cathedral

Another old building in Peterborough’s Cathedral precincts. Pity about the traffic cones and tape in front of it:-

Old Building, Peterborough, Cathedral Square

A War Memorial, Peterborough

This memorial in Peterborough’s town centre looks modern, probably erected for the 100th Anniversary of the Great War.

This side is inscribed, “Lest We Forget.”

Peterborough, A War Memorial


A War Memorial, Peterborough

Art Deco in Peterborough

We were in Peterborough in Sep 2018 to attend an antique fair. Cruising round the town centre the evening we arrived I found some Art Deco buildings.

Minor deco, brick-built:-

Brick  Art Deco Building, Peterborough

The Burton’s was hard to photograph due to trees in the way:-

Burton's, Peterborough

Peterborough Burton's  from Side

Close-up shows the typical deco styling:-

Upper Levels, Burton's, Peterborough

Edward’s, however, was a stunner:-

Fantastic Art Deco, Edward's Peterborough

Horizontals, verticals, rounded corner, canopy…:-

Edward's Peterborough, Art Deco

Note windows with streamlined and canopied decoration:-

Art Deco, Edward's, Peterborough

Matlock Bath + War Memorial

Matlock Bath is a village in Derbyshire, 1½ miles from Matlock on the A6 and by the River Derwent.

As we were to be travelling along the A6 and I have a crested china model of Matlock Bath’s War Memorial I was keen to stop and photograph the real thing. It lies between the main street and the river in a little wooded area and would be easy to miss if you’re just passing through.

War Memorial, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

It’s slightly unusual in style bearing the figures of a soldier and sailor holding a Union flag.

Matlock Bath War Memorial Figures

The inscription reads, “Our glorious dead,” and, “In honoured memory of the men of Matlock Bath who gave their all in the Great War of Nations 1914 – 1919,” with at the bottom of the column, “Their name liveth for evermore.”

An information board sits to its side:-

Information, Matlock Bath War Memorial

Memorial from West, inscribed , “Duty nobly done, Honour bravely won, Loyal hearts now rest, By God’s peace now blest.”

Matlock Bath War Memorial from West

From north, inscribed, “Also in honoured memory of the men who gave their lives in the World War 1939 -1945.”

Matlock Bath War Memorial From North

From east, inscribed, “Greater Love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Matlock Bath War Memorial from East

Further along Matlock Bath’s main street there is a café with hints of Art Deco:-

Art Deco Style, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

Bridges, Bakewell

I have featured Bakewell, Derbyshire before here and here. We passed through it again in September 2018, had a nice walk around and along the River Wye plus a good lunch in one of the cafés.

One footbridge and weir over River Wye:-

Bridge, Bakewell, Derbyshire

A second footbridge:-

Bridge at Bakewell, Derbyshire

Weir and old bridge:-

Old Bridge from Weir, Bakewell

Old bridge:-

Old Bridge, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Fish and Duck:-

Fish and Duck, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Fish (trout?):-

Fish, Bakewell

Coniston War Memorial

Coniston is a village in Cumbria in the English Lake District, near the lake which also bears the name (Coniston Water.) Its War Memorial is a cross with Celtic styling. Inscribed, “These men of Coniston gave their lives for their country 1914 – 1918,” followed by the Great War names and below, “1939 – 1945,” with Second World War Names beneath it:-

Coniston War Memorial

Coniston War Memorial Dedication

Very close by there is a memorial to a Victoria Cross awardee, Lance Corporal James Hewitson, King’s Own Royal Lancashire Regiment, 26/4/1918:-

VC Dedication by Coniston War Memorial

Lance Corporal Hewitson was one of the luckier VC recipients. His grave, to the right of the War Memorial in the first photo above, shows he died on 2/3/1963:-

Grave of VC Winner, Coniston

Though the lake is not easily visible from the village its approaches and main street are dominated by a hill, the Old Man of Coniston:-

Old Man of Coniston

Grasmere, Cumbria

Grasmere is a village in the Lake District of Cumbria, England, lying beside the lake of the same name.

It is famous as the home of the poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy at Dove Cottage:-

Dove Cottage, Grasmere

Dove Cottage was later also home to Thomas De Quincey, author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.

Side view:-

Grasmere, Dove Cottage

Side of house and garden:-

Dove Cottage, Grasmere Side Garden

Part of back garden:-

Dove Cottage back garden 1

Wordsworth’s bedroom:-

William Wordsworth's  bedroom 1

Wordsworth's Bedroom, Dove Cottage, Grasmere

Sitting room of Dove Cottage:-

inside Dove Cottage  sitting room 1

inside Dove  Cottage sitting room

Back room:-

Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Back Room

The graves of the Wordsworths are in the local cemetery:-

Wordsworth graves

For the Great War Armistice anniversary some of the local lampposts were adorned with large poppies commemorating lads from the local school killed in the Great War.

Hero Oswald Hillerns:-

Poppy on Streetlight, Grasmere

Henry Bowness Johnson:-

Streetlight Poppy, Grasmere

Dunning War Memorials

Dunning is a village in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Its War Memorial is a Celtic Cross set into a shaped stone above a series of steps.

The steps are inscribed with the dates 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. The cross has 1919 just below it. The main tablet is inscribed, “Erected by the inhabitants of Dunning and District in grateful memory of the men from the neighbourhood who fell in the Great War.” The curved one above states, “These four tablets were added in memory of those who died in the war 1939 – 1945.”

Dunning War Memorial from West

From east:-

Dunning War Memorial from East

From north:-

Dunning War Memorial from North

From south:-

Dunning War Memorial from South

One of the faces of Dunning War Memorial showing names for both World Wars:-

Dunning War Memorial Names

On the wall of the churchyard is a plaque installed in 1995 expressing thanks to the villagers from grateful World War 2 evacuees:-

Dunning War Memorial Plaque on Churchyard Wall

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