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Bamburgh 4/4

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

My final image from Bamburgh, Northumberland, is of the impressive war memorial there.

The Bamburgh Castle memorial is in a hollowed out niche below the castle and takes the form of a Portland stone crucifix cross that has a square base upon which is mounted a plinth and pedestal that hold the shaft of the cross.

The dedicatory inscription is on the front face of the plinth and the bronze plaques containing the names of the fallen are inset into the rock behind. A wreath has been carved in relief at the base of the cross. There are 20 names for World War I and 15 for World War II.

The memorial was originally unveiled by Lord Armstrong and dedicated by local clergymen and dignitaries 15th May 1921.

Bamburgh 4/4

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

My final image from Bamburgh, Northumberland, is of the impressive war memorial there.

The Bamburgh Castle memorial is in a hollowed out niche below the castle and takes the form of a Portland stone crucifix cross that has a square base upon which is mounted a plinth and pedestal that hold the shaft of the cross.

The dedicatory inscription is on the front face of the plinth and the bronze plaques containing the names of the fallen are inset into the rock behind. A wreath has been carved in relief at the base of the cross. There are 20 names for World War I and 15 for World War II.

The memorial was originally unveiled by Lord Armstrong and dedicated by local clergymen and dignitaries 15th May 1921.

comments (18)

looks so "Foreign". These types of inlays are popular in Asia and Arabia....

Like it! Great pic and info.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Rob.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Mar 2010, 06:03
A quiet contemplative little place Brian
Brian Walbey: It's actually by the main road and next to a playing field Chris so isn't as quiet as it looks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 2 Mar 2010, 06:53
What a fine memorial Brian
Brian Walbey: It is quite unusual in its setting Tony.
Something else i missed whilst there Brian. Oh well next time.
Brian Walbey: I hope you do get there for another visit Chad, it is a delightful little village.
I don't remember ever seeing this, and you are right it looks impressive
Brian Walbey: Right by the main road on the bend going out towards Seahouses at the botom of the castle rock.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Mar 2010, 08:10
I should imagine it felt rather strange to come across this in this situation - it looks rather incongruous.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: It is easy to miss Ingrid if one is driving. It is at the base of the rock upon which the castle is built.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Mar 2010, 09:51
A place of memories
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed vintage.
I've seen something similar in Nth Devon..This shot is lovely though Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ron.
It looks good in the natural surroundings.
Brian Walbey: It is in a lovely spot Mary, the famous castle towers above it.
Lovely shot Brian, its nice its in such a natural placesmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda.
Love the variation in color where niche has been carved out.

It must get plenty of visits from the players before a big game, eh, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I wouldn't be surprised beverly, thanks for your comment.
nice fitting image Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Derek.
Interesting story, Brian - quite a toll of lives from what is no more than a village!
Brian Walbey: There are so many small villages all over the country who sadly lost their young men during both the wars Tom, and it still goes on thanks to our boneheaded politicians.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Mar 2010, 20:43
"Armstrong" is a name that I've learn to associate with this and surrounding areas, Brian; as in Vickers-Armstrong, I believe. Well done for taking the time to read about this; it;s more than I did when i was there!
Brian Walbey: I only caught sight of it by chance Alan and took a stroll across, I had quite a search to discover anything about it on the web though.
Nice bit of detail Brain, well spotted.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Les.
I like this one very much. Good choice of angle.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Albert.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Mar 2010, 22:47
It is a marvellous place, Brian, and you show it well.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ray.
The setting here is lovely Brian
Brian Walbey: I thought it is a lovely place for the war memorial Pam.

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