Sunday, February 05, 2017

Somme shadows at Heywood

Yesterday I stopped briefly in Heywood, a Lancashire town that lies halfway between Rochdale and Bury. This photo was taken in Heywood Memorial Gardens looking across towards St Luke's Church.

Four World War commemorative benches have been installed in the Memorial Gardens and were dedicated in the Battle of the Somme centenary anniversary commemorative Service held as part of the Heywood 1940's Day on Saturday the 18th June 2016.

Heywood Township provided a World War One and a Lest We Forget bench and worked with local Groups to provide another two, The Heywood Rotary Club purchasing a World War One bench and the Heywood Armed Forces Covenant Partners, The Lancashire Veterans Association purchasing a World War Two bench.

The bright February sun was casting strong shadows across the grass.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday and Inspired Sundays.


  1. Very nice.
    Greetings from Poland.

  2. What beautiful works of art those benches are! Great photos. :) #inspiredsunday

  3. You got some great shadows there. I love the benches.

  4. Those benches are a creative, and poignant idea. THe church is a beauty!

  5. The Benches look great Gerald. Benches always get me in a sentimental mood thinking about the people who have sat there and what their problems were and what were they thinking when they sat there. I love taking pictures of benches and Logs of all things. Have a good Day still a bit to chilly for me to get out and about. All the best from #Margate

  6. Very Beautiful the Gardens looking across towards St Luke's Church!
    Beautiful benches too.
    Greetings from São Paulo, Brazil