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Memorial details

Memorial type
Seat
District
Carrick
Town
Falmouth
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57699
Current location

On coastal pathway
overlooking Falmouth Bay
Pennance Point
South West Coat Path
Falmouth
Carrick
Cornwall
TR11 5BG
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 80265 30590
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Slatted seat with two stone legs and back bracket. On square stone base. Behind seat on raised ground is a free standing obelisk of stone blocks with the inscription relating to the seat.
Inscription
"FOR FREEDOM"/ THIS SEAT AND THE PATH LEADING/ THERETO HAVE BEEN PROVIDED/ AS A MEMORIAL TO THE MEN OF/ NUMBER 1 (FALMOUTH) COMPANY/ OF THE/ HOME GUARD/ WHO DURING 1940, 41, 42, 43, 44,/ AFTER THEIR DAYS WORK/ NIGHTLY PATROLLED THIS COAST/ ARMED AND VIGILANT AGAINST/ GERMAN LANDINGS/ THUS THEY WATCHED 1000/ DAWNS APPEAR ACROSS THESE/ GREAT WATERS WHICH FORM/ OUR COUNTRY'S MOAT.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone, Wood
  • Other structure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
2010: Restoration carried out with the support of War Memorials Trust. 2008: The seat has been vandalised several times. It has been re-cleaned.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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