Weldon War Memorial

Weldon War Memorial. February 2019. Picture: Callum Fyvie
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The memorial, to commemorate servicemen from the village who fell during the First World War, was constructed in 1920. Plaques to commemorate those who fell during the Second World War were added later.

The fallen

  • Dennis Reed
  • W L Andrews
  • John Bence
  • Charles W M Sumner
  • Thos Alfred Barratt
  • Frank William Wise
  • A A Phillip
  • F Coles
  • William Spriggs
  • Frank Edwin Ward
  • Daniel Spriggs
  • Charlie Thomas Loveday
  • James Samuel Prentice
  • Ernest Cunnington
  • Albert George Swan
  • John Brigstock
  • Edward Helps
  • David William Swan
  • F G Cory
  • K Lunnon
Weldon War Memorial July 2019. Picture: Callum Fyvie
Weldon War Memorial July 2019. Picture: Callum Fyvie
Weldon War Memorial July 2019. Picture: Callum Fyvie
Weldon War Memorial July 2019. Picture: Callum Fyvie
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Standing around the memorial were some small cottages and the original King’s Arms pub. The cottages were demolished in 1972 to make way for more modern housing.

Demolition of the cottages in 1972. Picture: Don Reed
The memorial today, July 2019.  Picture: Callum Fyvie

This rare picture from 1906 shows the old King’s Arms pub before the memorial was built.

The King's Arms 1906. Picture: Unknown
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2019 sees the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. A small service was held on Thursday June 6th to mark this occasion.

The service was led by the Reverend Kane Taylor and was attended by the British Legion members as well as Weldon parishioners. Kane, as usual, gave a very poignant and positive message in memory of those who selflessly sacrificed their lives for our future.

In the act of remembering, it is hoped that we will always consider the huge cost that was paid by those who lived during any conflict. In remembering the cost that people paid during the war, we will be inspired to look for peaceful resolutions to our political differences, when we can.

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