Tuesday, 2 November 2010

THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM & SYMONDS YAT

We were really fortunate to be away at the weekend for a wedding near Lichfield. This meant that on Sunday we were able to visit the National Memorial Arboretum. http://www.thenma.org.uk/


It was an absolutely amazing place to visit. Sadness, courage, pride and respect, just a few words from my thoughts as I walked through the young trees visiting many of the memorials there.

We visited the section for the Far East as my Dad served in Burma with the RAF during WW2.
The next photo is of an original section of the Burmese railway.

Here is the memorial in respect of those killed during the Burma campaign.


There were also so many individual trees dedicated to those who have died fighting for our country throughout the years and also for many who were able to come home, but have now passed away. In just a few years, the memorials will remain unchanged but the trees will grow up and surround them. It is going to be the most incredible place.


On Monday we went to Symonds Yat. It was a beautiful warm and sunny morning and we walked through the forest alongside the river. I'm convinced that this autumn has been the best for colour.

We walked up quite a long winding steep path, [why do women always carry their handbags where ever they go?] but we're so please we did, this is the view from Yat Rock.

The walk was much easier going down. Well, we followed the right path for a start!
Lunch was very nice, sitting outside the little pub by the river, then we were homeward bound!












1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a great weekend, love the photo's.x

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