Picture Postcard Parade: Shoreham War Memorial Tablet

5 May

Yesterday I mentioned the chalk cross on the side of the hill above the village of Shoreham, Kent. I also mentioned it served as a war memorial, and that reminded me that I had a picture postcard in my collection of the memorial.

Shoreham War Memorial Tablet

There are no clues on the card as to who published it and when, but I am guessing it was a local photographer/publisher, and probably quite soon after the cross was created in 1920.

You won’t be able to read the inscription on the memorial and it is not very clear on the original, but I think it reads:

SHOREHAM
KENT

REMEMBER
AS YOU LOOK
AT
THE CROSS
ON THE HILL
THOSE
WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
FOR
THEIR COUNTRY
1914-1919

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