SHALLILO - FOREVER YOUNG

SHALLILO - FOREVER YOUNG

Older people can remain active and thoughtful and have the potential to grow. There are many role models. Mistakes happen, often hilarious. Join me on an ageing trip to places and moments.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Another harrowing WW1 story

Huddersfield Historic Society featured the Tolson Memorial story last night down at the university. A sad film of two young men killed in the first war, as told in their letters home and the letters of their commanding officers.
  I lived in Waterloo in the 1950s-70s and Ravensknowle Park was our playground: toddling in the pond then football, cricket, touch rugby, parading with the girls, a spot of courting maybe. We assumed it must have belonged to a rich guy who handed it on when he died, for the use of. Which we did. Little did I know until 50 years later that it was and is a war memorial.
  A memorial garden was opened in 2014 and dedicated in 2015. A Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle project with Heritage Lottery funding.


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