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Saint George's Memorial Church

Elverdingsestraat 1, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A moving tribute is featured in the chairs and kneelers in this church, which commemorates those who fell in WW1 in the Ypres Salient. It's a place to contemplate all those lives lost, and is always peaceful even though it is in the centre of town.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

a must visit for all historians of the great war . this is a beautiful church and in the lee of the cathedral it offers a rare feeling of being back home in an english village .

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We would have missed this beautiful, peaceful and historical church had our guide, Chris, of "Lest We Forget" not urged us to visit it - and how special it is. Built to commemorate the UK and Commonwealth soldiers who fought in WW I and to serve as an Anglican Church for those soldiers who married and settled in Belgium after... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This church was built after the end WW1 and it houses loads memorials to the people and battalions and others involved including people after the war

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Milton Keynes
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A beautiful memorial, lovingly looked after. Somewhere you have to go back to each time you are in the Ypres area

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runcorn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This lovely place was an oasis of calm in the mad house which is now Ypres...it was the only place in that town that seemed to show any respect for the millions of people who lost their lives in The Great War...the music festival opposite didn't do much for prayer and reflection though!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This church in its plaques and memorials tells the history of WW1, through the sacrifice of those who fought in the salient. Walking around the church brings home the sheer scale of the losses. Every town in the UK is represented here in some way. The church is not on the main history type visitor circuit, but well worth seeking... More

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

St. George's Memorial Church is across the square where Flanders Fields Museum is located. Our tour director emphasized we should visit this church otherwise we would have just passed by it. Inside, each chair, set in rows, had a special memorial seat pillow stitched with the names of various units who had fought in WWI. We easily found the chair... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Integral to the history of our forces in WW1 is the aftermath, as so mpany stayed on to work with the CWGC. The English school has long closed but the church is a potted history of the regiments who fought in the Salient.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This pleasant and peaceful church is a Church of England church full of plaques commemorating the dead from the First World War - most represent individual regiments or schools, but some commemorate individuals; all of the kneelers have been embroidered with regimental/unit crests. School parties arrive en-masse, so sometimes you have the church all to yourself, and at other times... More

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