Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 04/26/2015


Photo taken on April 24, 2015



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Church
Gunwalloe
St Winwaloe
Churchyard
Graveyard
WW2
Cornwall
Chapel
Cemetery
Ronald Munting


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St Winwaloe, Gunwalloe, Cornwall 24 April 2015

St Winwaloe, Gunwalloe, Cornwall 24 April 2015
A tragic tale; young Ronald, an evacuee from London, befriended a local boy. Both were killed having entered a local minefield and are buried side by side at St Winwaloe. Ronald's parents, as is shown, also died in the London Blitz.

St Winwaloe was a 6th Century Breton saint. The church at Gunwalloe (a corruption of his name) named after him, is said to be one of the oldest in Cornwall; it is mentioned in the Domesday Book. What now remains of the church was built in the 13th and 14th Centuries, but it was heavily restored after storm damage, in 1869. It has two fonts, a Norman font recovered from the graveyard, and a 15th Century font.

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