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Thread #121321 Message #2647245
Posted By: GUEST, Sminky
03-Jun-09 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: One day no-one will march by at all..
Subject: RE: One day no-one will march by at all..
Only yesterday I discovered that in the cemetery/crematorium where my grandparents lie are the graves of two men who took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade.
They are in good company though, nearby are:
Samuel Laycock, the Lancashire poet and author
Beatrix Potter (though her ashes were scattered in the Lake District)
Violet Carson, actress who played the formidable Ena Sharples
Stan Mortenson, footballer
Jimmy Clitheroe, Norman Evans and Frank Randle, comedians
I guess the Crimean War doesn't figure highly in the history teaching of today. Indeed, there may come a time when it is only remembered in song.