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£1,172
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    Weʼve raised £1,172 to Long Ashton War Memorial Trust

    Funded on Tuesday, 12th April 2022

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    On behalf of the Long Ashton Churchyard and Memorial Trust, thank you for visiting our fundraising page.

    Sadly two World Wars and various other conflicts in the 21st Century were needed to defend the freedom and liberty of our country. Our Trust was formed in 2019 in order to raise funds to design and build a war memorial, in honour of 104 parishioners who have lost their lives in the service of their country since 1914.

    Many of the local residents involved in the various conflicts went to Northleaze School and after looking at various sites a suitable location was chosen opposite the school at the corner of Long Ashton Road and Theynes Croft which has extensive views of the surrounding countryside which provides an ideal site for the New Memorial.

    The Memorial is a modern design but using traditional materials of granite and stone and intended for every one to use whether for rest, remembrance or contemplation.

    The design of the actual Memorial is based on the principle of 3 different height standing stones, which are to represent the Men, Women and Children who have died in the conflicts during and since WW1 and the Memorial has been located in a circular Courtyard.

    The location of the Memorial in the Courtyard still allows a view of the Memorial from Long Ashton Road but provides more sheltered areas at the rear, allowing benches and wheel chair spaces for peaceful contemplation. This space also opens to a Garden for Contemplation to provide further seating with Valley views.

    We have completed construction, with the retaining walls being built from stone salvaged from the old Royal British Legion Building. The engraved Memorial Stones with the Dedication were Unveiling on 12th April, 2021, 80 years to the day that Mill Cottages were bombed, killing the Wilson Family by H M Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Anne Maw.

    Trust are still working on the project to provide what we consider is an important contribution to both the Village and Residents of Long Ashton, and to make sure that the sacrifice of those listed on the Memorial are remembered by future generations.

    Your donations are crucial in order to make sure this memorial is maintained for the future.. Many thanks again, your support is very much appreciated.

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    • David Addis2 years ago
      David Addis

      David Addis

      2 years ago

      Last Sunday, 21st November was the 77th Anniversary of the Polish Halifax LL126 Which crashed behind the Church, killing all seven Free Polish Crew. The Polish Military Attache and Polish Airforce Assn Standard Bearer came down from London and laid a wreath on the Memorial, and RAF Wreaths were laid on the graves of Two WW2 British Pilots, F/O R Dufty and F/O N Virgin, n the Churchyard.

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    • David Addis3 years ago
      David Addis

      David Addis

      3 years ago

      The stone walls and paving have been completed, and the Memorial Stones will be engraved with the 104 Names of the Fallen early in the New Year, ready for installation. The Dedication and Unveiling will be on 12th April 2021, 80 years to the Day from when Mill Cottages were bombed, killing five inhabitants.

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    28

    • Nick & Siân

      Nick & Siân

      Nov 13, 2021

      £20.00

    • Mark & Simon Dufty

      Mark & Simon Dufty

      Aug 26, 2021

      A beautiful memorial to the fallen.

      £50.00

    • Ruth McAllister

      Ruth McAllister

      Apr 14, 2021

      Thank you for creating such a beautiful space for contemplation.

    • Mike Brooker

      Mike Brooker

      Jan 9, 2021

      Respect for those whose lives we honour – and to you guys for organising this.

      £20.00

    • Liz and Will Jones,  Yanley Farm

      Liz and Will Jones, Yanley Farm

      Dec 13, 2020

      Great cause so important to remember

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 10, 2020

    • Jane Meechan

      Jane Meechan

      Nov 10, 2020

      Good work

      £30.00

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