August 21, 2008 at 16:49 | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Cenotaph, Barrow Park

In yesterday’s picture you saw the cenotaph at the top of its hill in Barrow Park. It was another lovely afternoon today (these things have to be noted in this most miserable of Augusts) and here we are on top of the hill, with the cenotaph in the foreground, looking out towards the slag bank.

My Uncle Charlie, lance-corporal in the Lancashire Fusiliers, is named on the plaque.



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  1. I think we need to pause for a minute or two and read the names on these memorials and try to understand who these people were and why they died and why they are remembered.
    Too many of us have forgotten their sacrifice and what it meant for those generations that followed.

  2. It’s actually easier if you can relate to one of the names, I think. Have a look at my Livejournal entry.

  3. Less of the ‘Slag Bank’. Please stick to the proper name ‘Hollywood Hills’.

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