Sunday, January 31, 2016

"Upon this Rock": Buttermere in WW2

1. Buttermere and St James' Parish Church
The church is built high on a rocky promontory
2. The wrought iron shepherd's gate of Buttermere church
Originally dedicated to former clergy of the parish

"The Good Shepherd guides his flock"
3. The nave of St James' Church, Buttermere.
The WW2 memorial can be seen on the left hand side wall
4. Buttermere's War Memorials found inside the church
(Left): The Buttermere WW1 'Roll of Honour'
(Right): The WW2 memorial for Alan Edmond Catherall
5. Buttermere village and valley looking south-west
Sourmilk Gill is the stream seen flowing down the fellside
The cloud covers the summits of Red Pike and High Stile 
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Monday, January 25, 2016

International Holocaust Memorial Day

1. Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 
[Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, January 2016]
2. Elie Wiesel, K.B.E., Nobel Peace prize winner
A Romanian born survivor of the Nazi Holocaust
[Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, January 2016]

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Saturday, January 09, 2016

The War Memorials of Armathwaite, Cumbria

1. Entrance to Armathwaite Parish churchyard, Cumbria
Beside the village hall which was erected in 1854
[The church is dedicated to Christ and Our Lady]
2. British Legion standard mounted inside the church
3. Stained glass window honouring a local WW1 casualty
[Second Lieutenant Charles Rushton Turner, R.F.A.]  
4. Framed WW2 'Roll of Honour' for Armathwaite parish
[Wall mounted inside Christ and Our Lady Parish Church]
5. The framed WW2 'Roll of Honour' of Armathwaite.
[Commemorating four locals who died during WW2]
6. Headstone of Corporal T.F. Gasgarth, R.A.F.V.R.
[Armathwaite Churchyard, Cumbria]
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