Saturday, 10 November 2007

Lest we forget - Remembrance Sunday

The little chapel in Radnor Street Cemetery.
No longer used as a chapel and has been quite badly vandalised in the past. A beautiful little building, it is opened up on the days that nature activities take place in the cemetery - which has now been designated as a nature reserve (see October's posts for more information)

The War Memorial Cross outside the little chapel in Radnor Street Cemetery.

This cross stands in remembrance of the fallen from the Great War of 1914 -1918. There are several war graves in this historic little cemetery, over-looking the busy town. On Sunday 11th November at 11.00am there will be 2 minutes silence at the War Memorial in the town centre and across the country. The 18th Div. Boy Scouts had a small ceremony on Saturday 10th November when they laid the poppy wreaths in this photograph.

This post is in remembrance of the much loved


born 14th September 1918 - died 24th July 2000

He served his country in the Second World War

as a Royal Engineer and Commando

and spent three years as a POW.

'I pray thee then, write me as one who loves his fellow men'

(from Abou ben Adhem - by Leigh Hunt)

The little gothic tower on the side of the Radnor Street Cemetery Chapel