SS5898 : Gorseinon and District War Memorial

taken 4 years ago, near to Gorseinon, Swansea/Abertawe, Great Britain

Gorseinon and District War Memorial
Gorseinon and District War Memorial
Located in the SW corner of the churchyard of St Catherines Church, the stone Celtic Cross was dedicated as a Great War Memorial in 1922. The church hall is in the background.
War Memorials
Many war memorials appeared in British towns and cities after the South African War of 1899-1902 (known popularly as the Boer War), but most were constructed after the First World War, known to contemporaries as the Great War (1914-19). These were updated after the Second World War (1939-45), usually by adding a plaque with the names of those killed in that conflict. Almost every town and village in Britain has a memorial erected after the Great War, the commonest types taking the form of a cross, an obelisk or a statue of a soldier. Some occupy a prominent public space; others stand in the local cemetery or can be found inside the local church. Memorials usually commemorate the inhabitants of a particular locality, the former pupils of a school, or the members of a military unit or branch of the armed forces. Other memorials, often bronze plaques placed indoors, commemorate the employees of a private company or public institution.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 5860 9870 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:40.1538N 4:2.7666W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 5861 9870
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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