HU4063 : A970 passing Voe War Memorial

taken 10 months ago, near to Hillside, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

A970 passing Voe War Memorial
A970 passing Voe War Memorial
The war memorial at Voe stands at the base of the hillside above the A970 at the eastern end of the village. It is set in a railed area with steps leading up from the road. The memorial consists of a rough-hewn cross which sits on a plinth. The cross has a Cross of Sacrifice carved into its face whilst the plinth carries the dedication and the names of the fallen. The memorial was originally erected after the First World War and the plinth was extended after the end of the Second World War to carry the names from that war.

The inscription on the plinth reads:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE EVERLASTING MEMORY OF
(list of names)
All of this parish. These fell in the great European war 1914 1918.
At the call of king and country they left all that was dear to them, endured hardships, faced dangers and finally passed out of the sight of man.
By the path of duty and self sacrifice giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom.
Let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten


TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN EVERLASTING MEMORY OF
THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
1939-1945
(list of names)

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The A970 (Shetland Islands)
The A970 runs for 71 miles across most of the length of the "Mainland" in the Shetland Islands. It is a good-quality single-carriageway road for most of its route. Travelling from south to north, the road begins at Grutness near Sumburgh Airport and winds around the many hills and inlets passing close to a number of small villages without going through any large ones before Lerwick. After looping around Lerwick, a short spur runs to Scalloway whilst the main route continues northwards towards Brae where it crosses the narrow isthmus of Mavis Grind. At Sandy Lochs the road splits and a four-mile spur goes through Urafirth to Hillswick. The main route continuing to the right towards its northern terminus at Isbister. This last part of the route tends to be narrower with passing places.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
A970 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4099 6329 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:21.0935N 1:15.5432W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4097 6332
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Shetland  Monument  Memorial  World War I  The Great War  First World War  War Memorial 

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