Sunday, October 18, 2015

A ‘Thankful Village’ of the Second World War

1. The village of Morland in Cumbria’s Eden valley:
A ‘Thankful Village’ of the Second World War
During WW2 Morland Hall was a Red Cross hospital  
2. St Lawrence’s Church and churchyard, Morland
The fortified church tower dates back to Saxon times
3. Two outstanding features of St Lawrence’s, Morland:
A topiary squirrel and the Saxon church tower behind 
4. The War Memorial in St Lawrence’s churchyard.
Commemorating those killed in the Boer War and WW1:
There are no WW2 casualties listed on the memorial
5. The War Memorials inside Morland Parish Church:
(Top): The WW1 memorial for Morland and district
(Bottom): The ‘Thankful Memorial’ of WW2
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The War Memorials of Abbeytown, Cumbria

1. Holme Cultram Abbey, Abbeytown, Cumbria
The headstone in the foreground is that of:
Flight Lieutenant I.J. Muirhead, D.F.C.
2. WW1 memorials inside Holme Cultram Abbey.
(Left): The parish memorial for the ‘Fallen’
(Right): Stained glass window, Sister Martha Mark, QA.I.N.S. 
3. Headstone of F/Lt. I.J. Muirhead, D.F.C.
Died in the Battle of Britain, 15 October 1940
[A WW1 casualty also buried in the churchyard]
4. Abbeytown village memorial
[In the corner of the Methodist Church grounds
5. The inscribed panels on the village memorial
[Remembering both WW1 and WW2 casualties]
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Sunday, October 04, 2015

The War Memorials of Alston, Cumbria

1. The Market Cross and town centre of Alston, Cumbria
The spire is part of St Augustine’s Parish Church 
2. The WW1 memorials inside St Augustine’s Church
The two WW1 memorials found inside the church are:
(a) The chancel screen (on the left);
(b) The WW1 parish war memorial (on the right). 
3. Alston’s civic war memorial located on the edge of town
This memorial remembers those lost in both World Wars
4. The names listed on Alston’s civil war memorial
It commemorates the ‘Fallen’ of both World Wars
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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Garrigill remembers those who went to war

1. Garrigill, Cumbria (previously Cumberland)
It is on the western edge of the North Pennines
The village is centred round a village green  
2. St John’s Church, Garrigill (Church of England)
The WW1 and WW2 ‘Roll of Honour’ is found here
There are also memorials for those killed in the wars 
3. Garrgill’s ‘Roll of Honour’ inside the church
It covers both World Wars: 
Listing parishioners who served King and Country

4. The Altar Reredos of Garrigill church
It remembers those who died in WW1 
5. The WW2 Memorial plaque for Garrigill
It is found on an inside wall of the church
Listing the names of four casualties of WW2
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