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Kelty War Memorial

Kelty‘s War Memorial stands beside Station Road.

A greatcoated soldier with slung rifle on a square plinth.

Kelty War Memorial

Dedication, “To the glorious memory of the men of Kelty who gave their lives in the Great Wars 1914-1918 and 1939-1945,” plus Second World War names:-

Kelty War Memorial Dedication

East aspect. Great War names:-

Kelty, War Memorial, Great War Names

West aspect. Great War names:-

Kelty War Memorial

Lassodie War Memorial

Lassodie is a village that no longer exists. When the pits which were its main employment – and reason for being – closed, the land was cleared of housing. A condition of the original granting of mineral rights, apparently.

Nevertheless it has a War Memorial, which lies beside the B912 between the villages of Kingseat and Kelty in Fife, near Loch Fitty.

Lassodie War Memorial 2

Dedication. “Erected in grateful remembrance of the men of this village who fell in the Great War 1914-1918,” with below the “grow not old” lines from Laurence Binyon’s For the Fallen.

Lassodie War Memorial Dedication and Names

The Second World War dedication is inscribed on the southern side of the memorial. “To the glory of god and in memory of the men of Lassodie who fell in the 1939-1945 War.”

Lassodie War Memorial, World War 2 Dedication

Situation. In fenced off square by B912 between Kingseat and Kelty:-

Location, Lassodie War Memorial 4

Remembrance Poppies, Dunfermline

We quite often go into Dunfermline.

Late last October the town (Sorry, it’s a city now) was festooned with poppies in the run-up to Remembrance Day.

Carnegie Library, Abbot Street:-

Dunfermline Poppies, 2020

More Poppies, Dunfermline 2020

Lower High Street:-

Dunfermline Town Centre Poppies 2020

Carnegie Drive:-

Poppies on Safety Rails, Carnegie Drive, Dunfermline 2020

Dunfermline Roadside Poppy 2020

On main roundabout

Poppies on Roundabout, Dunfermline 2020

Appin Crescent:-

2020, Poppies, Dunfermline

None of the last tfour photographs was taken by the driver!

Aldborough

On the way back up from Peterborough we stopped off at the village of Aldborough in Yorkshire.

There are Roman remains there but the English Heritage site was shut due to Covid restrictions so we couldn’t access them. Maybe another time.

Aldborough is one of those English villages centred round a village green. It’s slightly unusual in that the green still has a maypole.

Aldborough Maypole

Maypole, Aldborough, Yorkshire

The other part of the green has a lovely oak tree on it:-

Oak Tree, village green, Aldborough, Yorkshire

There was the obligatory church (St Andrew’s):-

Aldborough Church, Yorkshire

St Andrew's Church, Aldborough, Yorkshire

Another historical hangover is the presence of stocks:-

Aldborough Stocks, Yorkshire

The memorial you can see beyond the stocks in the photo above was erected on the 50th anniversary of an air crash where due to the skill of the pilot the aeroplane narrowly avoided Aldborough. All seven crew were killed.

Air Crash Memorial, Aldborough

This stone is just along from the memorial. It records where MPs for Aldborough and Boroughbridge were elected in the days before the Great Reform Act of 1832. Was Aldborough a rotten borough?

Aldborough Election Site

Royal Anglian Regiment Colours, Peterborough Cathedral

On one of the side walls of Peterborough Cathedral are the colours of the Royal Anglian Regiment (the 2nd Battalion I think.)

Regimental Colours, Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral, Regimental Colours

War Memorials, Peterborough Cathedral

In St Sprite’s Chapel are these memorials (left) to members of the King’s School Peterborough (Scola Regia Petraburgensis) who lost their lives in World War 2 and (right) to members of St Peter’s Training College who died in the Great War:-

Peterborough Cathedral, World War 2 Memorial

Rolls of honour:-

Second World War Memorial, Peterborough Cathedral

There is also a memorial to Edith Cavell, the British nurse executed by the Germans in 1915 for helping Allied soldiers to escape:-

Edith Cavell, Peterborough Cathedral

Boer War Memorial, Peterborough Cathedral

The day after Bletchley Park we visited Peterborough again.

Unlike last time, we managed to get to see the inside of Peterborough Cathedral, my photograph of which is here.

There’s a lot to see there – including a Boer War Memorial:-

Boer War Memorial, Peterborough Cathedral

Inverkeithing War Memorial

Inverkeithing’s War Memorial is in the form of a pillared Celtic type cross above a square plinth. The memorial stands in a memorial garden to the side of the main road entering Inverkeithing from the north.

Inverkeithing War Memorial

From entrance to Memorial garden:-

War Memorial, Inverkeithing

Great War dedication. On bronze panel: “To the glory of God and in memory of the men of Inverkeithing who fell in the Great War 1914-1919.” On base: “Their name liveth for evermore.”

Great War Dedication, Inverkeithing War Memorial

Great War names, Wilfred D Aikman – Fred Wykes:-

Names, War Memorial, Inverkeithing

Second World War Dedication. “To the glory of God and in loving memory of the men and women of Inverkeithing and district who fell in the World War 1939 – 1945.” Names: Joseph Allan – Alfred Wallace:-

Inverkeithing War Memorial, Second World War Dedication

More names. James Anderson – Charles Wylie. It’s not clear to which war they refer:-

More Names, War Memorial, Inverkeithing

Coaltown of Balgonie War Memorial

Coaltown of Balgonie is a small village near to where I live. Desopite its proximity I had not photographed its War Memorial till last year.

The Memorial takes the form of a stone cross, with unusual floral ends on its arms and apex, atop a stone pillar. It’s set off Main Street (the B 9130) beside Victoria Hall.

Coaltown of Balgonie War Memorial

War Memorial, Coaltown of Balgonie

Dedication, “To the glory of God and in memory of those who went forth from Balgonie Colliery and Estate and gave their lives for their country 1914-1919.”

Dedication, Coaltown of Balgonie War Memorial3

The names are set on the other four sides of the base. All are for the Great War.

John Adamson – William Christie:-

Names, Coaltown of Balgonie War Memorial4

R H Delehunt – W Hargraves:-

Coaltown of Balgonie War Memorial Names

John Haxton – George Wishart:-

War Memorial, Coaltown of Balgonie, Names

Luss War Memorial

I posted about Luss a couple of days ago.

Its War Memorial lies in a small enclosure beside Pier Road. It is a simple stone cross with embossed sword atop a hexagonal pedestal.
The dedication reads, “In grateful memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-19,” with added below, “and in the war 1939-1945.” Second World War names lie after the ‘and’ of the World War 2 dedication, Great War names are on the two hexagonal sides flanking it.

Luss War Memorial

From west. Great War names on facing side of hexagon:-

War Memorial, Luss

From east. Great War names on facing side of hexagon:-

Luss War Memorial from East

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