Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Raglan unveilling

On my recent weekend in Raglan I picked up an interesting leaflet about a historical walk around the Raglan township.  It mentioned the war memorial's unveiling on April 29th 1922 by the Governor-General, Viscount Jellicoe and his wife.  At the time of the unveiling Lady Jellicoe commented on how lovely the temporary palms looked.  As a result the following year the town committee decided they should be a permanent feature.  Some of them still stand today.  The memorial has 22 dead recorded on it.  I love the position of the Raglan memorial right in the heart of the town.

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