Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A new village memorial for the World Wars

1. Sandwith and Rottington War Memorial
[Two small villages in West Cumbria]
A modern memorial remembering the World Wars
2. A list of remembrance for the World Wars
[Villagers of Sandwith and Rottington, West Cumbria]
3. Poppy wreath tribute left by the villagers
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The War Memorials of Drigg, Cumbria

1. St Peter’s Church, Drigg, Cumbria
2. Drigg’s War Memorials inside St Peter’s Church:
(Left): WW1 memorial
(Right): WW2 memorial
3. Headstone of Sapper Ivor Hunter, R.E.
(He is not listed on the War Memorial)
Drigg (St Peter) Churchyard, Cumbria.
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Sunday, March 20, 2016

"Dance in the old fashioned way"

1. Traditional style Ballroom dancing:
(Left): Victor Silvester and Peggy Spencer.

[This is the hold for most ballroom dances]
(Right): Walter Laird and Andé Lyons.
[This is the hold for dancing the tango]
2. The Cumbrian town of Egremont: 
The Market Hall is behind the Town Hall
['Old fashioned' dancing was revived here in WW2]
3. Two Victorian dance music sheets (waltzes):  
"Ethel Waltz" (left) 

"Omelia Waltz" (right)
[Composer: J.B. Senior, the 'Cumbrian Waltz King']
4. Two Victorian traditional dance music sheets:
"Alberto Polka" (left)

"Triffitt Barn or Skirt Dance" (right)
[Composer: J.B. Senior, the 'Cumbrian Waltz King']
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