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Monday, 24 October 2011

War Memorial

Today's view of the world of Ashton under Lyne shows Ashton's War Memorial which commemorates those who have given their lives for their country in various conflicts in the last hundred years. It is situated in the Memorial Gardens beside Crickets Lane.

The Memorial is built of 50 tonnes of Portland Stone, topped with a bronze statue showing a wounded soldier and an angel of peace. On each side are statues of lions. The two simple blocks on each side of the path in the foreground commemorate those who have fallen in recent conflicts.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"War Memorial" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.


  1. What a beautiful memorial and perfect against those gorgeous BLUE skies! Wonderful capture and a great look at your world today! Hope you have a good week!


  2. A solemn but wonderful post today. We are losing World War II veterans almost daily now. My husband and I always comment if the flag at the Royal Canadian Legion in our small town is NOT at half mast.
    Thanks for sharing your War Memorial with us.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Love how the blocks either side of the walkway are like a permanent guard of honour to the memorial! Lovely idea!

  4. Wonderful Memorial to the fallen. Poppies were selling early here weekend of the 14th-16th. We had our Pickering War Weekend, pics on my blog.


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