Cyril remembered in Ravenglass, south Cumbria

A very simple raised flower bed is the focal point for this memorial garden in Ravenglass, south west Cumbria. Positioned near to the main car … [Read more...]

Bench: In memory of Rodney Grindley

Positioned to provide a view of a tree lined vista is this wooden bench in Carlisle. A simple carved message, across the rear rail reads: In … [Read more...]

Who was A. R. Woods. The pier master at Tower Pier ?

The name 'A.R.Woods' has hit the headlines in recent months, following the start of a project to restore and protect a former military installation in … [Read more...]

Kinmont Willie and Thomas Lord Scrope

William Armstrong of Kinmont, immortalised by Sir Walter Scott in his ‘Ballad of Kinmont Willie’, was the most notorious Scottish Border Reiver of the … [Read more...]

William Armstrong of Sorbietrees

A large memorial marks the grave of William Armstrong of Sorbitrees in the ancient border cemetery of Ettleton, Castleton. Market day In April … [Read more...]

Memorial to code breakers of Bletchley

A memorial to commemorate the vital work of the code breakers of WWII is to be sited at Bletchley Park, the wartime home of the Government Code and … [Read more...]

Fair Helen of Kirkconnel

In the ancient churchyard of Kirkconnel is the grave of fair Helen Irving and her lover Adam Flemming; The Border Reiver's own Romeo and Juliet. Tom … [Read more...]

Gloucestershire man leaves signpost legacy

The public paths around Cheltenham in Gloucestershire continue to be well marked, thanks to the farsightedness of Cheltenham benefactor Herbert Lucas … [Read more...]

Wetheral Lych Gate memorial

Dedicated in 1921, a simple wooden building at the entrance to a church in North Cumbria, is a focal point for a community. Witness to many … [Read more...]

16th Earl of Perth

Sweetheart Abbey on the outskirts of Dumfries is the burial place of James Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth. Situated behind the right hand … [Read more...]