In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place: and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved, and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die




by John McCrae

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Highnam Holy Innocents memorial to those who were lost

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Private Edward Brain 24829  7th Battalion Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, formerly 1033, Welsh Horse. Son of Walter and Susan Brain of Hartpury, husband of Fanny Maria Brain. Died…

Leonard Patience lost on HMS Jaguar

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Memorial Stone set in the South Wall of Highnam Church Stoker 2nd Class Leonard Patience D/SKX 411 Royal Navy, H.M.S. Jaguar. Son of Reginald and Annie Patience of Linton, Highnam,…

Harry William Hyett

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Harry William Hyett had his birth registered in Ross, Herefordshire in 1894 to William Edmund Hyett and Louisa (formerly Jones). William was a baker from Ashleworth whilst Louisa was from…

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Colonel Massey Talk – Spring 2021

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Proposed talk on Col Massey by Richard Graham. Due to the current Covid issues, we have had to postpone this event until the new year. This will be held at…

Lassington Walk – Postponed until Spring 2021

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Historic walk around Lassington. Following the interesting talk by Dr Simon Draper last year we will walk along Lassington Lane looking at the buildings and farmland, as well as hearing…

Alney Island Walk – 10th September 2020

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Alney Island Walk with Tony Conder. Highnam Heritages members enjoyed a most interesting walk led by Tony Conder whose knowledge of Alney Island is second to none. We were fortu-…

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