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Breedon War Memorial

If you remember the Garden centre series I done a while ago this was taken just outside in the village of Breedon.

I always thought this was an old lock-up but it is actually the village war memorial built in the style of a lock-up.

On the hill behind , just over the top, is a very ancient church which can be seen for miles around in almost every direction. A picture and details about it are at http://www.benefice.org.uk/breedon_church/index.php

 

Breedon War Memorial

If you remember the Garden centre series I done a while ago this was taken just outside in the village of Breedon.

I always thought this was an old lock-up but it is actually the village war memorial built in the style of a lock-up.

On the hill behind , just over the top, is a very ancient church which can be seen for miles around in almost every direction. A picture and details about it are at http://www.benefice.org.uk/breedon_church/index.php

 

comments (17)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jun 2009, 00:55
Very interesting Brian: I would have taken it for a lock up for sure
Brian Walbey: My daughter once used this as an example of medieval punishment in a project, woops!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Jun 2009, 02:39
Bizarre, or eccentric....could even be the Holy WW2 Memorial Public Mensroom.

Lovely postcard pic of it, too, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Jun 2009, 05:42
Very different for a war memorial, nice shot though Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony.
  • graham pickett
  • United Kingdom( southsea hampshire)
  • 16 Jun 2009, 07:21
At first glance thought it was a public loo,until i saw the poppies and the cross on top! Beautiful and unusual war memorial,i wonder if it was built with that in mind originally? Nice shot Brian, thanks for sharing,good link on Breedon church etc,also.
Brian Walbey: Thnaks for your comments Graham.
Well making the memorial like a lock-up, albeit a fancy one, protects the plaques from vandalism. Clever idea. Nice photo.

I followed the link, and loved some of the church magazine articles. Pity it is so out of date.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sheila.
nice one...

gonna show us the church up the hill????

Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: I've got some pictures of the church on the hll Rob but I need to do some better ones.
A highly individual memorial.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Bill.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 16 Jun 2009, 08:36
What a lovely little memorial and so different, thank you for sharing.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Aussie.
This facade is simply incredible

Good texture and excellent brick walls. The sky is so intensely blue

Beautiful!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Jun 2009, 10:08
The strangest war memorial I've ever seen! Looks like a very pretty village.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely little village Ingrid with a lot of old buildings.
Quite a strange memorial Brian! Well seen.
The village looks so pretty.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, and yes, it is a nice little village.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Jun 2009, 10:55
I like the lighting in this especially. It really makes the most of the texture of the facinating memorial. It looks to be a lovely setting.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I was lucky with the lighting and the whole village, although small, is very nice.
Nice to see a memorial with a difference. Lovely setting Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
  • KenC
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jun 2009, 13:19
Unusual memorial well captured Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Ken.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Jun 2009, 13:56
Good capture of an interesting Building
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much vintage.
Round buildings (what ever their usuage) are fascinating . Just think of all the famous ones St Pauls, The Albert hall even the round church in Cambridge... and many more.
richard
Brian Walbey: And after living at Royston for nearly 27 years Richard I never once went in the round church, silly me.
Great little building Brian, but a war memorial based upon an ancient lock-up, someone must be having a joke.
Brian Walbey: Certainly an idea that is different Les, in Loughborough the war memorial is a tall tower with a carillon at the top.

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