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The memorial commemorates the residents of Knaresborough who were killed or missing in World War I (155 names) and World War II (54 names).

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 23rd 2020

…and in the morning,

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2020

My medals have arrived for two walking challenges that I undertook before the lockdown restrictions were eased.
Due to the recommended hour for a walk once a day I was limited to the 5k (3.1 miles) option.
VE Day Challenge – 3.31 miles completed on 11 May 2020 taking 60 minutes. This event commemorated 75 years since [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jun 16th 2020

…and in the morning, we will remember them.

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2019

An inscription at the bottom says : In honour and memory of the members of 2,3,8 and 100 Groups who served in the Ely district during the second world war, 1939 to 1945. The outer panels show aircrew and airman figures, between them are Archangel Michael and St. George. Below these are the badges of the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 8th 2018

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 21st 2017

…and in the morning, we will remember them.

The poppy fields as described by the ‘War Poets’ are a poignant reminder to me of the lives that were lost in both World War One and World War Two and also the lives lost in more recent wars.
Poppies to me are a simile of the lives that [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2017

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