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  The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable
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  • The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable - Cumbria
      The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable
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  • The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable - Cumbria
      The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable
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  • The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable - Cumbria
      The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable
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  • The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable - Cumbria
      The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable
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This year there was quite a debate about the tradition of laying poppies at The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable on Remembrance Sunday.
This tradition has gone on for Many years with sometimes up to 1.000 people climbing the 2947 foot summit of Great Gable in the middle of winter on Remembrance Day to pay respects and lay poppies.
The Fell and Rock Climbing Club who erected this War Memorial and who conduct the service there objected to the laying of poppies, So a number of local people volunteered to climb to the top on a regular basis to keep am eye on the situation and remove any poppies that are starting to degrade.
The Service is at 11.00 on the Sunday nearest to 11-11, so 5 weeks later I went up to The War Memorial and took these pics
So, what do you think – are they a Tribute or Litter ?

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  • Written Dec 27, 2007
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Amazing so many people make their way all the way up there - and its poppies not beer cans being found up there! definitely a tribute!

    • into-thin-air's Profile Photo
      Feb 27, 2013 at 4:20 PM

      Totally agree Angela – Thankfully the service and the laying of poppies still goes on and The Fell and Rock Club no longer object !!

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      Feb 27, 2013 at 5:15 PM

      That sounds more sensible!

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