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On a recent visit to the impressive Worcester Cathedral I took the opportunity to photograph the wonderful stained glass windows - I thought that I would take the opportunity to share them......... :thumbsup:

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Rest in peace.

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Lovely set of photos. Thanks for sharing. Went to King's School, so must have walked past these many, many times, but at the time had no interest - how the passage of time has changed me!!!

James

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On 22 October 2014 at 10:50, redbarchetta said:

Lovely set of photos. Thanks for sharing. Went to King's School, so must have walked past these many, many times, but at the time had no interest - how the passage of time has changed me!!!

James

My own alma mater, James (The Hostel), though I did notice them - :hypocrite: Evelyn Southwell, who died on my birthday, helped put imminent dressing down from "Olly" for lateness in perspective :whistle: - see here: Lt EHL Southwell, 9th Rifle Brigade

Lt Evelyn HL Southwell, 9th Rifle Brigade,

Killed in action 15 Sep 1916 at the Battle of Flers/Courcelette on the Somme.

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[Picture courtesy of Richard Van Emden]                                                                                                               [Memorial Window in Worcester Cathedral]

and also Andy's Topic on this man and his great friend, Malcolm White: Two Men - One Memorial, The Story of two Shrewsbury Schoolteachers

Mark

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The last five windows above form the Memorial to the Fallen of King's School, Worcester (Regia Schola Vigoniensis). Here's the entry from CF Kernot's British Public School War Memorials (1927) - these windows are #2 in the Objects ...
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Of Object #4, the Cricket Pavilion still stands, despite the efforts of the River Severn to drown it!, but the Memorial Fives Courts, of which I have many happy memories, were demolished a few years ago to expand what is now parking space. In my time that space was the playground - scene of some great games of British Bulldog where the viewing steps of the fives courts formed one of the safe 'end zones', the old gym (later the Wolfson Building) formed the other.

As well as playing fives, the courts also doubled up as handy, dry covered space for all sorts of uses and it was where I learnt how to strip a Bren Gun - LOL! Just after I left, they were turned into temporary classroom space by having the open back wall filled in and not surprisingly interest in fives at the school died off with nowhere to actually play :-( After that, their eventual demise was inevitable. A great shame as Winchester Fives courts are a precious resource nowadays.

If I remember correctly, the dedication tablet for the Fives Court is still visible somewhere on the ancient wall running behind Choir House and The Hostel.

Here's the school Roll of Honour board in College Hall (#1 in the Objects) adjacent to the cloisters ...

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There was also a small memorial board for The Fallen of School House that used to be on the wall in the School House Dining Room.

King's has started commemoration webpages here: http://www.ksw.org.uk/old-vigornians/school-archives/the-first-world-war

Mark

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Thanks everyone for bringing the windows to life as it were............... what struck me was what lovely condition they are in and the artistic quality of the design/glass.

What a wonderful building and a fantastic place of remembrance.

KB.

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A tactical action with strategic significance as the late Richard Holmes once said...

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Some information on GILMOUR sent to me years ago by the redoubtable Dick Flory:

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Memorial at Whittington, near Worcester:
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Name: GILMOUR, HERBERT JAMES GRAHAM
Initials: H J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 19/09/1914
Additional information: Son of Ethel Blanche Price-Hughes (formerly Gilmour), of Red Hill, Worcester, and the late James Graham Gilmour. Served in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL

Lieut. Herbert James Graham Gilmour
Born at Southport, Lancashire, 2 Aug 83, the son of Mrs. Price Hughes of Redhill, near Worcester and her first husband, the late James Graham Gilmore of Whittington Lodge, near Worcester. Grandson of the Reverend J. Cook, Peopleton, Pershore.
Educated at Hartford House, Winchfield and Radley College, Oxford from Summer 1898 to 1900.
Commissioned as 2nd Lieut., Worcestershire Militia, Dec 00
Served in South African War from Jan to May 02 (Queen's Medal with 2 clasps.
Commissioned as 2nd Lieut into the 3rd Bn, Worcestershire Regt on 28 Jan 03
Promoted to Lieutenant on 15 Jun 06
Served at the Depot at Norton Barracks from 1904-1906
In South Africa from 1906-1907
At Dover in 1907-1910 and then transferred to the 4th Battalion at Bareilly, India
Came home on leave in Feb 14
On 4 August he was ordered to join the 3rd Battalion and went to France with them on 13 Aug 14
Served during the retreat from Mons and was participating in the Battle of the Aisne when KIA. at Vailly, France on 19 Sep 14, trying to save his men who were under heavy fire.
Sources: The Bond of Sacrifice, Volume 1; De Ruvigny, Roll of Honour, Volume 1; Radley Register, 1847-1933.
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Particularly poignant at this time as we approach the 100th anniversary of the Worcesters' famous action at Gheluvelt.

One of Worcester's public parks is named after Gheluvelt

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Typical Spring Term playing conditions at the King's School, Worcester, Great War Memorial pavilion ...

I should clarify that the pavilion is built on piers with a large stepped area in front for seating. All this is under at least six foot of River Severn floodwater!JS32213664.jpg

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It's worth the annual deluge though to play the rest of the year with a view like this ....

(Worcestershire County Cricket Ground is to the left just out of shot and the rugger posts are on the school pitches. The river is between the school fields and the cathedral.

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Here's a view of the cathedral cloisters. Evelyn Southwell's window is just behind the table with people nearby in the middle distance. Beyond is the cathedral south door.

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Typical Spring Term playing conditions at the King's School, Worcester, Great War Memorial pavilion ...

I should clarify that the pavilion is built on piers with a large stepped area in front for seating. All this is under at least six foot of River Severn floodwater!JS32213664.jpg

Looks like they need to raise the piers a little--before it floats away!

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The Memorial Chapel......


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Some of the memorial plaques.


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