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Remembering the Soldiers of Burbage

I have been enjoying helping to design a war memorial for a small village in Somerset, this has got me looking at how different towns mark the lives of soldiers lost locally.

When visiting relatives in Burbage, Leicestershire, I noticed they had plaques on the houses where First World War soldiers had lived. Immediately I could imagine the soldier stepping through the door to go off to war, and his family receiving the telegram containing the news of his death. I found several of the plaques around the village, each one evoked some powerful images of the soldiers and their families. It really brought to me a feel for the life of the individual, not the mass of an army.

Such a simple unassuming memorial and yet so poignant and personal. Truly remembering the people rather than the emphasis being on the event. A lovely and simple idea.

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