NU2519 : War Memorial at Craster

taken 2 years ago, near to Craster, Northumberland, Great Britain

War Memorial at Craster
War Memorial at Craster
Craster
Craster is a small fishing village on the Northumbrian coast. It has a small and attractive harbour and offers a view northwards to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.
For many years, the village has had a herring-curing business: Craster kippers are well known. The local herrings are smoked in a traditional manner by the Robson family.
The remains of a tower on the end of the harbour are all that can be seen now of the much taller building which was part of the overhead equipment which used to convey the local stone from where it was quarried to boats in the harbour. The disused quarry is now a car park. A small distance inland lies Craster Tower, the home of the Craster family who owned the quarry and had the harbour improved for its benefit. A memorial on the harbour wall commemorates a member of the Craster family who died serving with the British Army in Tibet in the 19th century, the development of the harbour was as a memorial to their son.
It is within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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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NU2519, 347 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 17 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Craster  Northumberland 
County (from Tags)
Northumberland 
Memorial (from Tags)
War Memorial 
Primary Subject of Photo
War Memorial  Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2577 1996 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.3676N 1:35.6342W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2574 1993
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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