pericles

"Take these men as your example, like them remember that posterity can only be for the free: that freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it." Pericles, 431 BC

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Hingham: Lincoln Hall

52.57983, 0.98151
TG 021 021
Photos taken 23 July 2013

There are 3 plaques here, besides the letter about the flag donated to the village from Hingham, Massachusetts. They are not mounted on the walls; apparently, when the hall was repainted, the decision was made that nothing was to be hung on the walls. So these are kept in what is called the "History Room," and you will need to make arrangements to see them. You should be able to do that through the Hingham History Centre.



This plaque is made of a brushed aluminium, and I couldn't get a good photo.



Hingham Church is the only one in the country to fly an American Flag on Remembrance Day. 


Monday, 21 July 2014

Costessey: Longwater Lane Cemetery

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TG 168 105
photos taken 14 July 2014


This is a very small cemetery, quite easy to find. The memorial refers to a tree--I am under the impression that the stone is not in the original position, and it stands between two quite mature trees. Mystery.





Costessey: St Edmund

St Edmund, Costessey

52.66568, 1.21746
TG 176 124
photos taken 14 July 2014


The church is kept locked, but the key can be obtained from 2 Vicarage Close, or the Vicarage on Folgate Lane














Thursday, 17 July 2014

Wymondham: Fairland United Reformed Church

Fairland United Reformed Church

52.56929, 1.11547
TG 112 013
photos taken 16 July 2014

Captain Widen was a USAAF Chaplain, and is well remembered by the congregation of this church. The photo and plaques are in the church, which is kept locked. Contact the secretary for entrance.














Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Taverham

Taverham Mill Fisheries

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TG 158 137
Photos taken 14 July 2014

Commemorating the crash of Pappy's Chillun/Turnip Termite. The main body of the plane still lie in the lake here.








Entrance to the Mill, which is a nature reserve and fisheries.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Hingham: St Andrew

St Andrew, Hingham

52.57933, 0.98183
TG 021 021
photos taken 13 June 2014

This was the last memorial Gary and I found together. We'd gone to Hingham for another reason, but while he sat at the pub having lunch, I walked over to the church to take these photos. Gary couldn't walk very far, so I went on my own. But he saw the pictures while we sat at the pub.









Tuesday, 20 May 2014

New Website for the 453rd Bomb Group Memorial Association. Many thanks to Tim Ramsey. When the blog is working correctly again, I'll add the link where it's supposed to be.

http://www.453rdbg.com/