Withern’s war memorial is a most impressive composition.
It was designed and supplied by A R Mowbray & Co of Margaret St, London and erected by the East Coast Plumbing Co of Alford.
The memorial is a ten-foot high Portland stone cross with a beautiful carving of the Crucifixion in relief.
It stands on the Main Road (A157) at the junction with Chalk Road next to the Pahud Almshouses.
The inscription lists fourteen names, and the lack of formality, with servicemen described by their family names – Dick Branston, Fred Searby, Willie White – is very appealing.
Jean Howard, February 2015