CWGC Living Memory Project: Day 2

Having read through the Resource Pack provided by the CWGC Living Memory Project I decided to focus on a cemetery near to my home; Mere Knolls Cemetery in Sunderland. Taking advantage of the beautiful weather we are having I set out feeling confident I have it all under control. Hmmm…maybe not.

First set back is it is a much larger cemetery than I realised and walking is not my strong suit. Secondly I foolishly assumed the the majority of the war graves would be together. Despite this I have progressed.

It is a beautiful place. This is a photograph of the main gates.

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And here is the view as you reach beginning of the graves.

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It was very peaceful and tranquil.

According to the CWGC’s site there are 181 war graves here. I wandered about for quite a while and found some dotted about here and there:

 

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And then a group of 30 arranged together in 2 rows:

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Clearly I need to return and be more organised. Having said that it was very pleasant to be there and read the stones.

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