Elveden War Memorial.

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The Monument was designed in 1921 by Clyde Young, and is a war memorial to the dead of the 3 parishes of Elveden, Icklingham and Eriswell, whose boundaries meet at this point, who died in the Great War, 1914-1919. It is in the form of a Corinthian column about 30 metres high and surmounted by an urn. The lofty square moulded base contains a door in the north face, giving access to a newel stair which rises the full height of the monument. On 3 faces are plaques bearing the names of the dead from each of the respective parishes; added to each is a further plaque with names of those who died in the war of 1939-1945. It was unveiled by FM Sir Henry Wilson on 21 Nov 1921

As a matter of further interest, Elvedon means the valley of the elves.

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Beatriz Barreto Tane… on April 14, 2012


Amelia Royan on April 16, 2012

Good morning Peter, I'm not so sure about the slim line, unless it is Schweppes tonic water, with ice and a slice of lime, for a nice dry gin! :))

Amelia Royan on April 16, 2012

I don't know about a red letter day for the eggs dear Nick, all I can tell you is that there were lots of yellow flags in the garden - pointers probably - and treasure to be found! I am now a well rounded person. :)))

Amelia Royan on April 16, 2012

Thanks for that Haggs. After a very dull and misty weekend, the Monday morning was absolutely fine, and I couldn't resist stopping in the lay-by to find out more about this obelisk.

Amelia Royan on April 16, 2012

I was on your doorstep then Steve. I'll let you know the next time I am passing this way and we can maybe have a cup of coffee at Elveden! There is no way I can avoid the A11 when travelling from west Shropshire to west Norwich, unless of course I drive up to Manchester, catch a plane to Amsterdam, then a connection to Norwich airport, followed by a taxi ride to Eaton. That is probably the quicker option! ;-)

Steven Stoddart on April 16, 2012

Well now.... I would have to be advised as to whether grovelling would be required (Mistress Mydleton) or not.... as for a cuppa, I am ALWAYS up for tea!

Annya used to work at Elvedon... Centre Parcs to be precise. Hated it and managed to quit before the place burned down... (not by her hand, I hasten to add).

That must quite a haul... Norwich to Shropshire... But I suppose you get used to almost anything if it is done often enough...

Returning to the best three letter word in the WORLD, I would love to meet up for a cuppa.... By all means drop me a line...

In the mean time...



Amelia Royan on April 17, 2012

Thank you for your visit and kind comment dear Beatriz.

Greetings from the UK, Amelia

Amelia Royan on April 17, 2012

Well now Steve, as you know I hate too much grovelling, but love basking in the adoration of my loyal underlings. So if it's not too much trouble, perhaps a mere doffing of the cap would be fine, providing that it has feathers of course!

I'll let you know when I visit Norwich again, our youngest daughter lives there. Tea is not my beverage of choice, but you can have a pot and I'll have a coffee. :)))

Yours as always, Mistress Myddelton

Steven Stoddart on April 17, 2012

Wizard! I'll get my best 'duffer's' hat out of the cupboard then...

Tea or coffee... I like either... If Annya comes along she will wrinkle her nose at coffee and stick to the tea...



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