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Much Wenlock

From New Meadow Stadium we motored on to Much Wenlock. Here it was where the first modern Olympian Games were held, starting in 1850, leading to the naming of one of the 2012 Olympics mascots as Wenlock.

We had hoped to visit the bookshop but it was a Sunday and it was closed. (Photo from Wikipedia.)

Much Wenlock bookshop

The village is full of olde worlde timbered buildings:-

Much Wenlock buildings

Much Wenlock Buildings

Much Wenlock

To the right below is the Guildhall:-

Much Wenlock Buildings

To the left above is the Memorial Hall. The window above the door is inscribed, “Wen Memorial Hall 1914 1919.” The building also houses a museum.

Much Wenlock Memorial Hall

There is also a 1914-1918 memorial plaque inside Holy Trinity Church.

Llanymynech War Memorial

This simple Celtic cross surmounting a tapering pillar lies just over the Welsh border on the Oswestry-Welshpool road, the A483.

Llanymynech War Memorial

Upper dedication, “1939-1945. Their Memory is blessed. “Second World War names.

Lower dedication, “To the glory of God and in proud and grateful memory of..” Great War names. “The trumpet shall sound. Yr udgorn a gan.”

Llanymynech War Memorial Dedications

More War Memorials, St Chad’s, Shrewsbury

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI) Roll of Honour:-

KSLI Roll of Honour, St Chad's, Shrewsbury

Roll of Honour, Shropshire Towns:-

Roll of Honour, Shropshire Towns, St Chad's, Shrewsbury

KSLI Battle Honours, St Chad’s, Shrewsbury:-

Great War and World War 2-

KSLI Battle Honours, St Chad's, Shrewsbury

Other Conflicts-

KSLI Other Conflicts Battle Honours

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and Herefordshire Regiment Memorial

There’s a whole room in St Chad’s, Shrewsbury, dedicated to the memory of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and the Herefordshire Regiment which were affiliated in 1881.

Doorway from interior. Inscribed, “To the glory of God and in memory of the men of the corps of the kIng’s Shropshire Light Infantry in which are incorporated the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and the Herefordshire Regiment who laid down their lives in the service of their country.” (Stitch of two photos.)

Memorial Wall in St Chad's, Shrewsbury

“Aucto Splendore Resurgo.” 4th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry memorial:-

St Chad's, Shrewsbury

“Manu Forte.” The Herefordshire Regiment formerly the Herefordshire Rifle Volunteer Corps now the Herefordshire Light Infantry.

Herefordshire Regiment Memorial, St Chad's, Shrewsbury

World War 2 Memorials, St Chad’s, Shrewsbury

Roll of Honour and Far East Memorial:-

St Chad's World War 2 Roll of Honour and Far East Memorial

Burma Star Memorial:-

St Chad's, Shrewsbury, Burma Star Memorial

Great War Memorials in St Chad’s, Shrewsbury

Great War Roll of Honour:-

St Chad's, Shrewsbury, Great War Roll of Honour

The King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Memorial:-

St Chad's Great War Memorial

Shropshire’s Sacrifice in the Great War:-

Shropshire's Sacrifice in the Great War

St Chad’s Great War dead:-

St Chad's, Shrewsbury, Great War Dead

St Chad’s, Shrewsbury

St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury appeared in the background of one of my photographs of Shropshire War Memorial (previous post.)

The church is an impressive building. (Picture from St Chad’s page on Wikipedia.)

St Chads Shrewsbury.JPG
By Steve Aze, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

The interior is no less so.

Altar:-

St Chad's, Shrewsbury, Altar

Ceiling:-

St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury, Ceiling

Its main interest to me though was the variety of War Memorials it contains – too many to list here. Photographs will be forthcoming.

Shropshire War Memorial, Shrewsbury

Figure of St Michael Archangel inside a circular topped rotunda inscribed, “In memory of the men and women of Shropshire who fell in the two World Wars 1914–18 and 1939–45.”

Shropshire War Memorial Shrewsbury

The statue stands on a hexagonal plinth, which is surrounded by 6 hexagonal plaques laid into the floor of the monument.

In front of the statue, the first plaque is inscribed, “Remember the gallant men and women of Shropshire who gave their lives for God, King and country 1914–18 and 1939-45.” Five other plaques show the county arms of Shropshire, a Croix de Guerre, an empty cross in front of a rising sun, the badge of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and the arms of the town of Shrewsbury.

Shropshire War Memorial, Shrewsbury 2

St Chad’s Church in background:-

Shropshire War Memorial, Shrewsbury  3

A brass plaque on the ground in front of the gates of the enclosure is inscribed, “This War Memorial was built in 1922-3 in honour of the men and women of Shropshire who fell in the Great War of 1914-18. The war dead of 1939-45 are also commemorated by this monument.”

Shropshire War Memorial, Shrewsbury 4

Boer War Memorial, Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury’s Boer War Memorial is fairly typical of the type showing a pith-helmeted soldier with rifle:-

Shrewsbury Boer War Memorial

Dedication. “To the memory of the officers, non-commisioned officers & men of the line, militia and volunteer battalions of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry who were killed in action & died of wounds or disease while serving with the 2nd battalion of the King’s Shropshire LI (35th LI) in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony & Cape Colony during the campaign in South Africa.”

Shrewsbury Boer War Memorial Dedicatio

From west:-

Boer War Memorial, Shrewsbury

From east:-

Shrewsbury Boer War Memorial from East

Names:-

ome names Shrewsbury Boer War Memorial

Shrewsbury

The game at Oswestry not being till the evening we took ourselves off to Shrewsbury on the Saturday afternoon. (I’ve already mentioned Shrewsbury Abbey in a 4/11/2018 post about Wilfred Owen’s Memorial in the Abbey Grounds.)

Since we didn’t know the town we stopped at the first Park and Ride and availed ourselves of the service. That was just as well because the traffic was very busy and the streets quite narrow.

We also asked someone if the pronunciation was “Shrew”- or “Shrow”- sbury and were told it didn’t matter, either would do.

The town’s history is clearly evident in its buildings, with several in the timber-framed Tudor style:-

Shrewsbury Buildings

Shrewsbury buildings

Shrewsbury buildings

Shrewsbury Tudor building

Shrewsbury Building

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