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HAY-ON-WYE WAR MEMORIAL

Often described as the ‘town of books’ we visited Hay-on-Wye some years ago whilst on holiday in Central Wales and were overwhelmed by the sheer number of bookshops, for which, of course, it is famous. We came across the towns war memorial whilst walking round the town. The memorial was unveiled in 1920 in Castle Square and was dedicated to the men of Hay and Cusop (in Herefordshire) who had fallen in the Great War. The memorial at Hay was moved from the centre of Castle Square into a niche in the castle wall in 1950. The names of the fallen from World War II were added in 1947.

 

From The Scanner - Upright Style 7/14

HAY-ON-WYE WAR MEMORIAL

Often described as the ‘town of books’ we visited Hay-on-Wye some years ago whilst on holiday in Central Wales and were overwhelmed by the sheer number of bookshops, for which, of course, it is famous. We came across the towns war memorial whilst walking round the town. The memorial was unveiled in 1920 in Castle Square and was dedicated to the men of Hay and Cusop (in Herefordshire) who had fallen in the Great War. The memorial at Hay was moved from the centre of Castle Square into a niche in the castle wall in 1950. The names of the fallen from World War II were added in 1947.

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 16 Feb 2014, 00:49
Really like those mouldy old houses behind, Brian.
Brian Walbey: They look quite old don't they, and no windows in one of them.
I really like the photo
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Feb 2014, 07:47
One of hundreds Brian. I took Astrid & Ginnie to Hay
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chris. I read yesterday that there were 53 villages that didn't have any WW1 casualties, but only one of them, Upper Slaughter, didn't have any in WW2 as well.
My son-in-law Andy enjoys his visits to Hay
Brian Walbey: I'm not surprised, for a book lover its got the lot.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Feb 2014, 08:22
I don't recall ever going to Hay. I wonder why it ended up with such a huge number of bookshops?
Brian Walbey: I've no idea why all the bookshops are there Alan, it is certainly good for tourism, and they have a big festival of literature and arts that all the pretentious metropolitan elite frequent in order to be seen doing the right thing!!
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 16 Feb 2014, 12:10
Nice little nook. I would love to visit a town full of book stores. This scan came out well.
Brian Walbey: If you like books then Hay is the place Mary, it would take more than a day to browse all the bookshops there.
We drove through there and unfortunately went straight on through. Have to go back sometime. Nice shot Brian
Brian Walbey: If you do pass that way again Janet it is worth calling in, mind you it would take ages to browse all the bookshops.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Feb 2014, 17:46
I too like the buildings behind, that red chimney peering over the top looks like a Victorian Mill!
Brian Walbey: Yes they are certainly very old.
Very nicely captured with the houses in the backgroud Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, they do look quite old.
Love the stonework,those buildings look interesting
Brian Walbey: Yes it is very nice stonework and the buildings do look quite old.
thank you for pointing this place out. i found it interesting reading about it and i wonder how it is faring with the advent of tablets, soft copies of reading material, including at schools.
Brian Walbey: I think Hay-on-Wye is so famous for its bookshops it would take a lot of tablets to make all the shops go bankrupt, besides which they have a big Arts and Literature festival there every year.

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