SO2800 : Civil defences War Memorial, Pontypool

taken 6 years ago, near to Tranch, Torfaen/Tor-Faen, Great Britain

Civil defences War Memorial, Pontypool
Civil defences War Memorial, Pontypool
Located alongside Hanbury Road, opposite these LinkExternal link War Memorial gates.
There are two wreaths of poppies in front on the Memorial Stone.
On the stone, a plaque LinkExternal link shows that the memorial acknowledges
and commemorates the contribution made by the civil defence forces
during World War II, which contributed greatly to the war effort.
The broken window panes are part of this LinkExternal link derelict former church.
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
Monday, 11 February, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 11 February, 2013
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2824 0079 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.0747N 3:2.3867W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2824 0080
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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