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Been going round cemeteries again

April 10th, 2012 (04:41 pm)

I'm indebted to stevie_carroll for a pamphlet about war graves which informed me about the Hollybrook Memorial, which is less than ten minutes drive from where I've lived the last twenty years and I hadn't realised.

It's not as if it's small scale (1900 men remembered there, including Kitchener himself) and many of them are from the Commonwealth, like these guys from the Soth African Labour Corps who died when their troop transport went down following a collision.

It was a lovely day today, just right for taking some stunning pics:

but I rather liked this, a single anemone growing among the paving stones, a wonderful symbol of new life (and the colour of Jonty's eyes...)


Posted by: grace_roberts (jessie_lansdel)
Posted at: April 10th, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)

You'd love Norwich cemetery then. It's so old and interesting with little paths going everywhere and the flora and fauna is amazing. There are specially designated areas for wildlife, a tangle of bushes, trees and thistles, climbing shrubs. It's beautiful, and the gravestones are a joy to read. I've even walked through it at night. :)
And it's not one bit depressing, on the contrary I find it peaceful and uplifting.

Posted by: charliecochrane (charliecochrane)
Posted at: April 11th, 2012 09:33 am (UTC)

*nods* That's what I find, so often. A real sense of something you can't quite put your finger on, but it's good.

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