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
WW1
Graveyard
Cornwall
Chapel
Cemetery
Norway
D/S Heidrun
Merchant Marine


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St Winwaloe, Gunwalloe, Cornwall 24 April 2015

St Winwaloe, Gunwalloe, Cornwall 24 April 2015
The Heidrun was a 970 ton cargo ship registered in Oslo. Christmas 1915 she was loaded with Welsh anthracite at Swansea, bound for Rouen, supplying coal to the Western Front. Around Land's End she ran into a severe storm and disappeared without trace with all hands. The wreck has since been located and this memorial placed by relatives of the crew at the nearest church to the site of the wreck.

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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