Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 6th November, 2022)
Shevington War Memorial
Photo: Mick Byrne (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
I've always wondered why the memorial has that horizontal line carved into the back of it?
Phil that's half of the hole that the drill left when the stone was drilled and split in Appley Bridge quarry.
The quarry man who did it was Freddie Lathom from White Hall.
Most towns are getting ready for the day. Poppies in Supermarkets with quite a variety of them these days, unlike the simple poppies of yesteryear. I bought an enamel one yesterday, no doubt I will buy one of the simple ones as well. I remember when they were fashioned out of a silky material - these days they are paper. No matter it’s the remembering that counts.
This vaping habit is getting out of hand isn’t it?
Mick, how come there are no leaves all over the floor in Shevington Village, has the village tidy team been around and sweep them up.
Dtease you are priceless !
Hey up , he's talking to himself again
The steam cleaning was done by Rawcliffes of Chorley,
steam get the stone clean with out damaging it, unlike power washing.
Wait till next week when some idiot decides to glue themselves to a war memorial. I say leave them there and let people deal with them any way they see fit. Tar and feathered comes to mind.
Which freedom was it they died for, PeterP? The freedom to protest, or the freedom to suppress?
I must say I do prefer photos like this one that shows a bit of something that is happening in Wigan
In 1913 Edith Rigby did more than glue her hand to a monument, she burned Lord Lever’s bungalow at Rivington down to the ground.
She faced to law for what she had done, but because of the actions of her and others, women where given the vote for the first time.
When people refuse to hear you have to shout a little louder.
I live in Eindhoven Netherland I visit war graves often here in the district more especially on the 11th will need to get on the bike to visit a few memorials of airmemorials in the districht.
I have to say when I saw the photo this morning. I was reminded of the scenes we so often see of the First World War, with shell-fire over the trenches. Fanciful maybe, but the steam'cleaner put me in mind of that and sent a shiver down my spine.
Here in Abram, we have all taken a name from the War Memorial in Abram Churchyard and are going to to a display in our windows next weekend to remember them. My soldier is William Dodd who died in 1916 and I will do him proud. God Bless them all. xx
That's a lovey thought Irene, and like you say. God bless them all.
Thanks for the info Mick, great to know the stone was quarried locally in Appley Bridge.
Great comment Rev David Long, think on PeterP.
Irene, that is an excellent idea that you in Abram have proposed to do in choosing for remembrance the names of local soldiers killed in wars. I've borrowed the idea and chosen two soldiers names a male and a female, Pte Herbert Southworth and Pte Eleanor Dlugosz, along with a photo of poppies on my Facebook page.
Anyone who hijacks a day of national remembrance to make a political point is despicable . Sheer disrespect .
It's one thing protesting , but quite another to desecrate a war memorial to the fallen . Anyone who condones a protest like like should be ashamed .
DTease , regarding the suffragettes , I think votes for women were coming anyway . Women were enfranchised in New Zealand as early as 1893 . In Finland in 1906 .
The war made social change inevitable . People of the time wouldn't be aware of it , but in the end there was no need for the violence .
Poet, unless you bang the table in this country no one ever listens to you. I give you the nurses as an example, for years workers in the NHS have been used, abused and taken advantage of. Having finally been driven to the point of striking they are now being vilified for taking action that they should have taken years ago.
I don’t say this to make a political point because I treat all politicians with equal contempt. I simply state it as a fact.
"I give you the nurses as an example, for years workers in the NHS have been used, abused and taken advantage of. " ....... and offered a salary of £37,000 which they've refused. They want 'vilifying'.
Bruce, of all the people who comment on here I could have bet money that you would be the one to come up with a comment like that.
Cyril, that's very courageous of you, its citizens like you who should be given MBEs Irene, everybody traveling through Abram in the next few days will be looking out for William Dodds name in your window, and will say that it will be Irene's house.