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East Brent War Memorial

Driving into Weston-Super-Mare a few weeks ago, we came across a remarkable war memorial beside the road. In the small village of East Brent, Somerset is a very striking memorial. Although it was only initially dedicated to th…

St. Aldate's War Memorial, Oxford

Every day when I leave college I pass a small white plaque on the side of St. Aldate's Church. It would be easy to pass it without noticing, yet its white limestone makes it instantly recognisable as a First World War memo…

Garford War Memorial

Cycling through the small village of Garford (a few miles west of Abingdon, Oxfordshire) this week, I came across a very interesting war memorial. An old stone wall runs alongside the road through the village and built into it…

Cracoe War Memorial

Last summer, during a walking trip in Yorkshire, we visited the Cracoe obelisk, erected as a memorial to the men of the parish of Rylstone and Cracoe who died in the First World War, and which stands with commanding views off …

First World War memorial tour of Tewkesbury

The north Gloucestershire town of Tewkesbury has been a centre of worship since the 7th century and home to a Benedictine monastery from the 10th century, during which time the Norman construction of the Abbey was begun. By the t…

St. Mark's Churchyard, Dursley

There are four graves to First World War soldiers in the churchyard of St Mark's Church in Dursley. One is a white Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone, while the other three are private family graves. Two of the men …

Ozleworth Church

Ozleworth is a small village nestled in a valley of the Cotswolds above Wotton-under-Edge. It is most well-known for its two manor houses of Newark Park (now National Trust) and Ozleworth Park. Just outside the grounds of Ozlewor…

Manchester's Memorials Walking Tour

Even the rapidly modernising city of Manchester still bears the legacy of those fateful five years of the First World War, with memorials to the city's workers and residents scattered around the landmarks of the city centre.…

Didsbury War Memorial

The Didsbury war memorial cross is located on the Wilmslow Road high street, in the grounds of the library close to the crossroads with Barlow Moor Road. The library itself was completed in 1911 on the site of a bowling green a…