Cold War Warrior's photos with the Cemetery

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017
A Roll of Honour dedicated to members of the RAF from Bromsgrove who died during WW2. To the right a card honouring Flight Sergeant Eric Wheeler, Wireless Operator and Air Gunner, missing in action over Italy in 1943.

The church of St John the Baptist da…
Added on August 19, 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017
The white ensign used by HMS Croome during service off North Africa in WW2. It was presented to St John's and the people of Bromsgrove in 1943.

HMS Croome (L62) was a Type 2 Hunt Class destroyer which saw service mainly in the Mediterranean. She was "ado…
Added on August 19, 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017
A "heart coffin" dating from the 12th or 13th Century. It was common practice to remove the heart of those who died away for burial in his or her home town, especially in respect of crusaders who died in the Holy Land. This heart coffin is decorated with…
Added on August 18, 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017

St John The Baptist, Church Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 16 August 2017
A memorial dedicated to the men of the parish who fell during the Boer Wars 1899-1902.

The church of St John the Baptist dates from the 12th Century, but construction is chiefly from the 14th and 15th Centuries; it is another church on which the Victoria…
Added on August 18, 2017

Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Newport 12 August 2017

Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Newport 12 August 2017
An obelisk dedicated to the Hewertsons, timber merchants.

There is believed to have been a Saxon religious site here, but the first documented reference to a church here is 1112. Unusually, the church was little altered until 1877 following a disastrous…
Added on August 14, 2017

Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Newport 12 August 2017

Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Newport 12 August 2017
A triangular stone, representing the Holy Trinity.

There is believed to have been a Saxon religious site here, but the first documented reference to a church here is 1112. Unusually, the church was little altered until 1877 following a disastrous fire wh…
Added on August 14, 2017

Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Newport 12 August 2017

Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Newport 12 August 2017
An impressive status symbol of the graveyard, a chest tomb, this one with slate panels. Among the "residents", a master mariner.

There is believed to have been a Saxon religious site here, but the first documented reference to a church here is 1112. Unus…
Added on August 14, 2017

War Memorial, Panteg Cemetery, The Highway, New Inn, Pontypool 30 January 2017

War Memorial, Panteg Cemetery, The Highway, New Inn, Pontypool 30 January 2017
The WW1 memorial near the main entrance. It bears an inscription stating that the then Prince of Wales, later, briefly, Edward VIII, laid a floral tribute there on 5 August 1924.

The cemetery opened in 1906 but is now a "closed" cemetery, i.e. there are…
Added on July 31, 2017

War Memorial, Panteg Cemetery, The Highway, New Inn, Pontypool 30 January 2017

War Memorial, Panteg Cemetery, The Highway, New Inn, Pontypool 30 January 2017
The WW1 memorial near the main entrance. It bears an inscription stating that the then Prince of Wales, later, briefly, Edward VIII, laid a floral tribute there on 5 August 1924.

The cemetery opened in 1906 but is now a "closed" cemetery, i.e. there are…
Added on July 31, 2017

Panteg Cemetery, The Highway, New Inn, Pontypool 30 July 2017

Panteg Cemetery, The Highway, New Inn, Pontypool 30 July 2017
The chapel, WW1 memorial, and topiary at the main entrance to the cemetery.

Panteg was opened in 1906 and today is classed as a "closed" cemetery, i.e. no new plots available.
Added on July 31, 2017

War Memorial, Panteg Cemetery, The Highway, New Inn, Pontypool 30 January 2017

War Memorial, Panteg Cemetery, The Highway, New Inn, Pontypool 30 January 2017
The WW1 memorial near the main entrance. It bears an inscription stating that the then Prince of Wales, later, briefly, Edward VIII, laid a floral tribute there on 5 August 1924.

The cemetery opened in 1906 but is now a "closed" cemetery, i.e. there are…
Added on July 31, 2017

War Memorial, Panteg Cemetery, The Highway, New Inn, Pontypool 30 January 2017

War Memorial, Panteg Cemetery, The Highway, New Inn, Pontypool 30 January 2017
The WW1 memorial near the main entrance. It bears an inscription stating that the then Prince of Wales, later, briefly, Edward VIII, laid a floral tribute there on 5 August 1924.

The cemetery opened in 1906 but is now a "closed" cemetery, i.e. there are…
Added on July 31, 2017

St Peter de Witton, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017

St Peter de Witton,  Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017
Corporal Weaver, a husband and father, and member of 42 Commando, Royal Marines, at Bickleigh Barracks, Plymouth, was assaulted by a youth on a night out in Plymouth and, after striking his head on the kerb, died of his injuries. The culprit was found gu…
Added on July 28, 2017

St Peter de Witton, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017

St Peter de Witton,  Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017
A sad and poignant stone.

St Peter de Witton was built by the Normans on the site of a previous Saxon church, the chancel is part of the Norman build. There were various additions and modifications, chiefly in the 19th Century.
Added on July 28, 2017

St Peter de Witton, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017

St Peter de Witton,  Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017
The early 17th Century tomb of George Wyle, a sergeant at law. Sergeants at law were members of an ancient order of barristers, said to derive from appointments in France before the Norman Conquest. By the 16th Century they were a small elite group of bar…
Added on July 28, 2017

St Peter de Witton, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017

St Peter de Witton,  Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire 25 July 2017
The 17th Century memorial to the Nash family, with typical symbolism for the era - a skull (Death), crowned with victory laurels. St Peter de Witton was built by the Normans on the site of a previous Saxon church, the chancel is part of the Norman build.…
Added on July 28, 2017