Monday, 10 February 2014

10 Feb 1943


As it is the 71years since this happened I'm reshowing this blog.
This is the window from St Laurence in Reading, It was damaged in and air raid on the 10 Feb 1943. A plaque on the base reads
 "This tracery formed part of what was the West Window of St Laurence's Church. It was dislodged during an enemy action on February 10th 1943."

What it fails to mention are the 41 poor souls who lost their lives nearby. To me it is a stark reminder of that day. Since writing this blog a plaque was unveiled near the spot where this happened. You can read more in my blog 10th Febuary 1943.

9 comments:

  1. This is an amazing looking monument.

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  2. Hari Om
    Reminder indeed - yet also 'starkly' beautiful. YAM xx

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  3. I didn't realize you were back on line. Congrats on the new laptop. About three years ago I switched from a PC to a Mac. That took some adjusting but I finally got it. Now I can work with both systems pretty easily...well mostly.

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  4. Very impressive monument to a horrible time.

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  5. Nice photo. I like how you captured the light streaming through the openings.

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  6. Marvellous monument to a sad event. Serves beautifully as a memorial now.

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  7. A tragic piece of history...and a beautiful reminder.

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