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Ambleside Church 7/7

This tall Gothic style cross stands in the grounds of St.Mary’s Church, Ambleside and is the towns war memorial. The tall cross is octagonal in section. Beneath the cross is a square plinth. At each corner of the plinth is a circular pillar with an angel atop the pillar. The plinth is on top of a two stage base. The inscriptions are on slate panels on three sides of the plinth. The names of the fallen are on the side panels. On the front panel, below a wreath, is the inscription TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF AMBLESIDE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918 THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD, AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR YEARS CONDEMN

Ambleside Church 7/7

This tall Gothic style cross stands in the grounds of St.Mary’s Church, Ambleside and is the towns war memorial. The tall cross is octagonal in section. Beneath the cross is a square plinth. At each corner of the plinth is a circular pillar with an angel atop the pillar. The plinth is on top of a two stage base. The inscriptions are on slate panels on three sides of the plinth. The names of the fallen are on the side panels. On the front panel, below a wreath, is the inscription TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF AMBLESIDE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918 THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD, AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR YEARS CONDEMN

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 29 Apr 2018, 00:38
Is is a common thing to have the War Memorial Object in a churchyard, Brian...does that lead to debates about which religious denomination should have custody of it?
Brian Walbey: I checked and it seems as if this is the memorial for the town, I can't think of anywhere in central Ambleside that wpuld be more suitable.
A well thought out memorial.
Brian Walbey: It is a bit different but in a strange place when it comes to the Remembrance day service I would think.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 29 Apr 2018, 06:55
So many places have these
Brian Walbey: There's not many that don't, sadly.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Apr 2018, 07:06
Fine words to support such a memorial.
Brian Walbey: I thought they were very apt, and very familiar.
In some villages an entire generation of young men was wiped out by WW1
Brian Walbey: Indeed Bill, it must have been devastating for those families who lost most, if not all, of their menfolk.
simple monument to the tragic loss of life, Brian. looks peaceful here.
Brian Walbey: It is quite a peacful spot Ayush, just off the centre of town.
A rather unusual memorial.
Brian Walbey: I thought that when I saw it to be honest.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Apr 2018, 21:24
Moving words for this fine memorial!
Brian Walbey: I thought they were very apt, and very familiar.
It seems to be placed on the border of the end of the world.
Brian Walbey: It is in a churchyard but there isn't a lot of room round it for when they hold the annual remembrance servcie in November.

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