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Oaks-in-Charnwood War Memorial

Back in April I featured a series of pictures taken of the parish church of St.James in Oaks-in-Charnwood, a small village near us.

This is the war memorial, which is actually inside the church, and I feel it is fitting to remember that even in a tiny village like this one, a few houses and some outlying farms, three men from there gave their lives for the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

Oaks-in-Charnwood War Memorial

Back in April I featured a series of pictures taken of the parish church of St.James in Oaks-in-Charnwood, a small village near us.

This is the war memorial, which is actually inside the church, and I feel it is fitting to remember that even in a tiny village like this one, a few houses and some outlying farms, three men from there gave their lives for the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

comments (20)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 11 Nov 2009, 01:53
I do like how you remember your fallen heroes, Brian. Very touching.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, we have memorials in almost every city, town or village in the land.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Nov 2009, 02:13
Bloody War!
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more Ray.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 11 Nov 2009, 03:30
Wars seem so senseless when you look at the total numbers that die commbined with their ages. Always the young men and women.
Brian Walbey: I think the 1st.World War must have done away with almost an entire generation Aussie.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2009, 05:37
Our heroes are important to us. rightfully so of the three men who died for freedom from oppression.

My father fought and lived through WWII. It cost him his eyesight, and I know he mourned for his buddies the rest of his life.
Well done, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Kay. Sad to hear of your fathers injuries. I had an uncle I never knew who was killed in Burma, (what for, look at the place now,) and my parents always said I would have loved him.
In every church in every village in the country there are lists of names. And still we don't learn
Brian Walbey: And never will learn while idiots like our most recent Prime Ministers continue acting as if they are "big" men.
But no corner of Britain was left untouched by the Great War either.
Brian Walbey: I think you are right, although I believe there are a few places that fortunately don't merit having a war memorial from either wars.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Nov 2009, 07:32
We will never work it out sad
Brian Walbey: No I don't think we will Tony, sadly.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 11 Nov 2009, 07:52
War can and is very personal it effects people from the smallest village.
Brian Walbey: Only a handful of people have ever lived in this little village vintage, and yet three lost their lives in WWII.
Very nice Brian. Well seen and well taken.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sheila.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2009, 09:10
Three names, three wreaths, three lives lost. If these men and so many like them had not given their lives, our lives would have been so very different.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Your so very right Ingrid, but I get so angry that it still continues on such fabricated and poor excuses from our politicians from whatever party.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2009, 09:52
Even in the smallest villages there are names on plaques: sometimes heartbreakingly from the same family
Brian Walbey: They are all sad losses Chris, but yes, more than one from a family must have been beyond bearing.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2009, 10:16
Will we ever learn Brian??
Brian Walbey: Not with our current crop of politicians Tracy, whatever their party, sadly.
A lovely tribute Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Linda.
A beautiful remembrance shot Brian.Nice to see this on the actual day.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ron.
A scene repeated in many small villages, Brian; few places were untouched by the conflicts.

I work with a Richard Lovett; probably no relation I should think.
Brian Walbey: Sadly not many places without a memorial as you say Alan.
A lovely tribute Brian. We will never forget.
For our today they gave thier future.
Brian Walbey: You are so right Hayley and still our politicians let it go on.
Most communities seem to have lost some around here Brian. Nicely depicted.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2009, 20:10
A fitting image for today, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much harv.
thumbs up Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim.
lest we forget.....

nice one

Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.

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