Hall of Memory, Central Square, Birmingham 13 December 2014

Graveyards, Markers, Memorials & Honouring the Dead Volume 2

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  • Priory Church of SS Peter & Paul, Church Road, Leominster 19 October 2016

    "Francis Davis, soap-boiler". This is an older term for a soap maker. A Benedictine priory was established here in the 13th Century, but there was an Anglo Saxon monastery here in the 7th Century. In 1539 the main monastic buildings and part of the churc…

  • Priory Church of SS Peter & Paul, Church Road, Leominster 19 October 2016

    An old (1667) stone laid against the boundary wall. A Benedictine priory was established here in the 13th Century, but there was an Anglo Saxon monastery here in the 7th Century. In 1539 the main monastic buildings and part of the church were destroyed,…

  • Priory Church of SS Peter & Paul, Church Road, Leominster 19 October 2016

    A Benedictine priory was established here in the 13th Century, but there was an Anglo Saxon monastery here in the 7th Century. In 1539 the main monastic buildings and part of the church were destroyed, but the main body of the church survived. Quatrefoil…


  • Priory Church of SS Peter & Paul, Church Road, Leominster 19 October 2016

    Two scions of Leominster who presumably went to the New World to seek their fortunes. A Benedictine priory was established here in the 13th Century, but there was an Anglo Saxon monastery here in the 7th Century. In 1539 the main monastic buildings and p…

  • Priory Church of SS Peter & Paul, Church Road, Leominster 19 October 2016

    One of many who died in the years following the Armistice, from wounds, ill health, gassing, etc. A Benedictine priory was established here in the 13th Century, but there was an Anglo Saxon monastery here in the 7th Century. In 1539 the main monastic bui…

  • Priory Church of SS Peter & Paul, Church Road, Leominster 19 October 2016

    The only CWGC stone in the churchyard. Driver Willett is also commemorated by an adjacent family stone which further qualifies him as TA from 1939-1943. A Benedictine priory was established here in the 13th Century, but there was an Anglo Saxon monastery…


  • St John's, Abbey Road, Llangollen 13 September 2016

    A very simple stone, possibly representing the entrance to Heaven St John's was opened in 1858 as a chapel for burials at the new cemetery Mynwent y Ddol (Meadow Cemetery). Later in the 19th Century, after St Collen's adopted English language services,…

  • St John's, Abbey Road, Llangollen 13 September 2016

    "Coal-merchant of Llangollen"... not so many of those around today. St John's was opened in 1858 as a chapel for burials at the new cemetery Mynwent y Ddol (Meadow Cemetery). Later in the 19th Century, after St Collen's adopted English language service…

  • St John's, Abbey Road, Llangollen 13 September 2016

    An "excise man", never a popular profession. St John's was opened in 1858 as a chapel for burials at the new cemetery Mynwent y Ddol (Meadow Cemetery). Later in the 19th Century, after St Collen's adopted English language services, it became a church f…


  • St John's, Abbey Road, Llangollen 13 September 2016

    After the tanning process, leather was handed to the currier for dressing, finishing and colouring the tanned hide to make it strong, flexible and waterproof. Then, burnished and stretched, it was ready to be fashioned into leather goods. St John's was…

  • St John's, Abbey Road, Llangollen 13 September 2016

    I first came across the practice of placing little stones on graves at Belsen; I see it a lot more these days. St John's was opened in 1858 as a chapel for burials at the new cemetery Mynwent y Ddol (Meadow Cemetery). Later in the 19th Century, after S…

  • War Memorial Area, Pinsley Road, Leominster 19 October 2016

    These benches started appearing in 2014, the centenary of the start of WW1. Nearby is a litter bin to match.


  • War Memorial Area, Leominster 19 October 2016

    In 2014, benches similar to this started appearing to mark the centenary of the start of WW1. This is the first bin I have seen; there is a matching bench nearby.

  • Holy Trinity, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran 16 October 2016

    I photographed this grave in 2011. On visiting the churchyard today I noted that the CWGC has renewed the stone as part of their rolling updating programme.

  • St John's, Abbey Road, Llangollen 13 September 2016

    Not much more to add really. St John's was opened in 1858 as a chapel for burials at the new cemetery Mynwent y Ddol (Meadow Cemetery). Later in the 19th Century, after St Collen's adopted English language services, it became a church for those wantin…


  • St John's, Abbey Road, Llangollen 13 September 2016

    A little area for quiet meditation. St John's was opened in 1858 as a chapel for burials at the new cemetery Mynwent y Ddol (Meadow Cemetery). Later in the 19th Century, after St Collen's adopted English language services, it became a church for those…

  • St John's, Abbey Road, Llangollen 13 September 2016

    At the age of 45 I doubt he was in a rifle company. St John's was opened in 1858 as a chapel for burials at the new cemetery Mynwent y Ddol (Meadow Cemetery). Later in the 19th Century, after St Collen's adopted English language services, it became a c…

  • St John's, Abbey Road, Llangollen 13 September 2016

    Another fusilier, another casualty. St John's was opened in 1858 as a chapel for burials at the new cemetery Mynwent y Ddol (Meadow Cemetery). Later in the 19th Century, after St Collen's adopted English language services, it became a church for those…


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