Pte. Acton VC and Smith VC commemorative paving (forum archive)

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by mrdeacon » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:05 pm
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I have just been informed from Joseph Riston that the commemorative stones to Private Acton and Private Smith will be dedicated this Sunday 21 December 2014.

Here are the times and places were they will be held.

  • Private James Alexander Glenn Smith V.C. - Workington Railway Station, 12 Noon.
  • Private Abraham Acton V.C. - Lowther Street, Whitehaven (outside St. Nicholas' Church), 1.30 p.m.

According to Joseph they have done this so that people can attend both dedications if they wish.

Regards Mike.

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:00 am
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Shame I won't be able to attend. Would have like to have been there for that.

If anyone else is attending would you mind taking a few photos to share on the forum? Twemoji 1f609.svg

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by mrdeacon » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:29 pm
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I am hoping to attend so I will definitely take some photos.

Mike

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by mrdeacon » Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:52 pm
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Private James Alexander Glenn Smith V.C. - Workington Railway Station.

Until Workington decides what it is going to do with the railway Station the paving stone is going to be kept at Workington library.

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by mrdeacon » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:04 pm
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Private Abraham Acton V.C. - Lowther Street, Whitehaven (outside St. Nicholas' Church),
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:26 pm
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Thanks for the great photos Mike.

I really hope they remain well looked after and do not fall victim to vandalism.