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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 10th November, 2019)

Eccleston Remembers

Eccleston Remembers
A bit out of the area - but not much further than Parbold.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
Views: 2,391

Comment by: Poet on 10th November 2019 at 00:10

Thank you boys.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th November 2019 at 00:41

'At the going down of the sun
And in the morning, we will remember them....'

Comment by: Wigginlad on 10th November 2019 at 07:55

We will remember them .. thank you David, you selected your picture well.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 10th November 2019 at 08:19

An excellent photo, David.

They certainly will be remembered...forever.

Comment by: kath on 10th November 2019 at 08:40

that's beautiful and very touching.

Comment by: Maureen on 10th November 2019 at 09:04

That is a beautiful and sad photo.. God love them all...thank you David.

Comment by: irene robertsI on 10th November 2019 at 09:14

A very poignant scene, beautifully caught in the sun's rays.

Comment by: Mick on 10th November 2019 at 10:33

These soldier silhouettes work very well in the memorial gardens

Comment by: Philip G. on 10th November 2019 at 10:48

A couple of days ago I'd seen from my kitchen window the squelchy border of my back garden and was then reminded of the soldiers, who having rid their socks of all manner of filth, found them all too frequently soiled again.
Tomorrow, and in trainers, dry, I will cross swords with my new DAB radio.

Comment by: Anne on 10th November 2019 at 12:22

I noticed the little lad who used to play at soldiers in my back garden along with my son and other boys took up what has now become his appointed position at the cenotaph service. A good Winstanley lad indeed.

Comment by: Pat McC on 10th November 2019 at 15:09

A very touching and thought-provoking photograph.
My father, like hundreds of thousands of others, joined up in 1939 and spent most of the war in the Mediterranean and North Africa. He didn’t speak very much about that time. He served in the Royal Navy and they were involved in escorting Russian convoys.
We owe all those young men and women such a huge debt of gratitude for the freedom we enjoy today.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 10th November 2019 at 16:43

A brilliant and very touching photo to commemorate such an important day.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 10th November 2019 at 17:22

That's a lovely shot!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 10th November 2019 at 20:12

Thanks for the compliments - but it was one of those lucky shots. I just happened to be travelling between services at Eccleston and Charnock Richard last Sunday morning when I came round the bend by St Mary's School - and this is what I saw.

Comment by: Ste Wigan on 10th November 2019 at 20:35

For all those who left and didn't return and those who returned but weren't the same ... I will always remember them.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 10th November 2019 at 21:00

Lucky shots are the best shots :)

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