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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 20th November, 2018)

Field of Remembrance

Field of Remembrance
Wigan Remembrance Sunday 2018

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850)
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Comment by: Gary on 20th November 2018 at 08:19

A really good view of All Saints and a fine theme.

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th November 2018 at 09:53

That makes me feel so proud.

Comment by: Mick on 20th November 2018 at 10:26

I dont like the painted rocks these facebook people have started to leave around the war memorials, once the paint as worn off you will be left with a pile of rocks on the grass
If its not nipped in the bud soon people will come up with other daft ideas to show they care, like candles in lamps and wind chimes, just like as happened in the cemetery's

Comment by: Fred Mason on 20th November 2018 at 19:52

That is a classy/classic photo, Oy....

Well said, Irene..I agree totally.

Dave, please feel free to ignore any negative comments.

Well done, lad.

Comment by: DTease on 20th November 2018 at 20:38

It's the day of the "Big Push" and you wake from a fitful sleep. You break your fast with tea, bread and jam. You wonder why you are bothering, after all, you may be past needing to eat before the next mealtime comes round.
You check your equipment for the hundredth time, clean your rifle again and wonder if your mates are as scared as you are.But you know you won't show it because they won't show it.
You try not to think about what is to come, but you have seen many times before what could happen to you and your imagination will not leave you alone.
The minutes tick slowly by, you think of your family back home. Will they be able to manage if they see your name listed in the local paper? What if you are blinded? or lose an arm or a Leg? If you are wounded you hope it will be bad enough to get you home with honour, but not bad enough to cripple you for life.
The order is given to "Stand To". You take up your position near the ladder. Not long now. You ask yourself "Will I have enough courage to climb the ladder?" A whistle blows and a cheer ripples all along the trench. You put your foot on the first step and......

Comment by: Pat McC on 20th November 2018 at 20:42

I don’t agree with you Mick regarding the stones.
Whoever painted them had the time to ponder on the great sacrifice made to ensure our freedom.
Thank you for such a thought-provoking photo Dave.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th November 2018 at 22:15

It's an ancient Jewish tradition to place pebbles and rocks on graves. In time even the wooden crosses will be removed - I think it is a very thoughtful thing to do.

Comment by: Philip G. on 20th November 2018 at 22:19

Your piece really hits home DTease.

Comment by: Mick on 20th November 2018 at 22:22

Pat they are all over the place now, and stones can easily jump into kids hands and end up being thrown through a window, lets hope it dosent happen to one of the parish church stained glass windows

Comment by: Lynne on 21st November 2018 at 14:28

Behave, Mick. If the "kids" want stones to break any windows - they'll find them...

Comment by: Mick on 21st November 2018 at 16:00

Lynne they wont carry them to the grounds of the parish church, but if they are there who knows what they will do with them.
Just give it a few months and there will be campaigns going around asking people to stop leaving rocks because of the damage that they are causing.
Just remember you heard it first on here.

Comment by: Carol Porter on 28th November 2018 at 22:30

The painted rocks are lovely. Here in Victoria BC Canada. There are painted rocks hidden for anyone to find, you can keep them or re-hide them. It brings great joy to the community.

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