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photoblog image 'Scene' in Dorset - Swanage 3/7

'Scene' in Dorset - Swanage 3/7

This "longish" series comprises a variety of subjects and shots I took during our April visit to Dorset for our nephews wedding.

The war memorial at Swanage takes the form of a large stone cairn on the high bank overlooking the beach. The memorial itself stands in the Recreation Ground, Shore Road, Swanage. It takes the form of a very large tapering cairn of natural water worn Purbeck stone. It has a low curving wall to the front with inset panels bearing the inscription with the names of the fallen on the front and sides. It was unveiled on 1st August 1920. There are 99 names for World War 1 and 65 for World War 2.

 

In bingo parlance tomorrow I reach the grand old age of "clickety click." In normal terms that is 66.

'Scene' in Dorset - Swanage 3/7

This "longish" series comprises a variety of subjects and shots I took during our April visit to Dorset for our nephews wedding.

The war memorial at Swanage takes the form of a large stone cairn on the high bank overlooking the beach. The memorial itself stands in the Recreation Ground, Shore Road, Swanage. It takes the form of a very large tapering cairn of natural water worn Purbeck stone. It has a low curving wall to the front with inset panels bearing the inscription with the names of the fallen on the front and sides. It was unveiled on 1st August 1920. There are 99 names for World War 1 and 65 for World War 2.

 

In bingo parlance tomorrow I reach the grand old age of "clickety click." In normal terms that is 66.

comments (16)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jul 2010, 06:36
AHA! So Happy Birthday, Brian. Remind me of "clickety click" when it's my turn next year! We should form a 60-something club here on SC, don't you think? grin
Brian Walbey: There's a long list from Stratford who would qualify for that club Ginnie let alone a few others I suspect.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Jul 2010, 06:48
This lookls a bit like a cairn rather than a town war memorial! Anyway - have a good day tomorrow & don't over-indulge on the sherry trifle Brian!
Brian Walbey: I probably should have shown more of the surround Chris to give a better idea what it is like. Tomorrow maureen is treating us to the GCR "Mail by Rail" gala I think, complete with a Deltic and 4953 Pitchford Hall.
Many happy returns for tomorrow Brian...I just got my bus pass yesterday and can now travel for free!!
Brian Walbey: TThanks Bill. Make the most of the bus pass if you can. Tomorrow Maureen is treating us to the GCR "Mail by Rail" gala I think, complete with a Deltic and 4953 Pitchford Hall.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 23 Jul 2010, 07:37
these are always such a somber reminder of the cost war extracts from us.

Congrats for tomorrow and have a great day Brian
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Tony, sadly I haven't shown this memorials surroundings which look out over the open sea.
Very nice, I like the photo, and I like the memorial too. It's different, but fitting too.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TOMORROW 23rd. Have a great day
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sheila.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jul 2010, 08:14
Very different to the usual war memorials but good to see its made out of locl stone.

At least 66 is better than being "two fat ladies", Brian! I hope that you have a lovely day tomorrow.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. Tomorrow Maureen is treating us to the GCR "Mail by Rail" gala I think, complete with a Deltic and 4953 Pitchford Hall.
Happy birthday for tomorrow Brian.Keep up the good work.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Michael.
Lovely capture Brian.
Happy birthday for tommorrow. Enjoy the day!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
Happy Birthday for tomorrow.....

Nice Pic . . smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 23 Jul 2010, 12:43
Enjoy your day tomorrow Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
Somehow, a pile of rocks doesn't quite do it for me - there may be some symbolism somewhere in the designer's head, but it doesn't come across.
Have a great 66th Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
Lest we forget. Have a great birthday Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. We have been to a gala at the Great Central Railway just a few miles from us, selected pictures to follow in due course.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jul 2010, 20:59
tonguetongue I knew that, you are on my calender....grin
I hope you have a great day tomorrow.
It is a somber reminder, but it is good that they are there, so that we don't forget.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, sadly almost every city, town and village in the U.K.has one of these. On a happier note we went to a gala day at my local steam railway today, had a pub lunch and a visit from the grandchildren, very nice.
nice shot Brian

Happy birthday greetings for tomorrow
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much derek.
Happy birthday to you Brian.
Many many more to come.
Have a great day!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. We went to a gala at our local steam railway,selected pictures will follow in due course.

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