Remembrance Day

We’d like to thank Mr Gallimore of Harry Prowse Close, Nether Stowey for sending us this photo.  The poppies were planted in tribute to Harry Prowse from Nether Stowey and who the close is named after.  At this time of year our thoughts are, of course, with everyone who has lost friends and loved ones in conflicts.

Did you know?

The war memorial in King Square is of a woman who represents civilisation. She is sat upon the monsters of bloodshed, corruption and despair. The orb in her hand has four figures for the four corners of the globe and they hold a banner of unity. There is also an angel holding the book of law held by two children. The small figures at the back represent labour, education and the home while the butterfly represents new life.

The memorial is the focal point of the town’s service of remembrance each November.