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Saint George's Memorial Church

Elverdingsestraat 1, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A small but beautiful chapel just off the main square where the names schools and colleges are displayed with the lists of their pupils who gave their lives. A quiet place where one has a chance to reflect.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I suspect many miss this important building. Crammed full of memorials to many groups. The cushions on the pews can take time to work through but are most interesting. Just across the road from the cathedral so please make time to view.

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Bletchley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I didn't plan to go in, but as I found myself outside I decided to. There are lots of tributes to British soldiers to read about and embroidered cushions of various regiments. On top of this a beautiful church. Well worth a visit.

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Thailand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Like so many other things in and around Ypres, this church is a beautiful memorial to all those lost in the war. It was quite moving to see so many plaques and the beautiful, individualized seat cushions that really give you a sense of the personal impact of war. It is perhaps especially interesting for people from the countries specifically... More

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England
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263 reviews 263 reviews
154 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The church is beautiful inside, a sacred and moving place where everything commemorates someone who died in the Ypres Salient. We spent half an hour inside, there is a very special atmosphere here, do not miss if you are in Ypres.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Most tourist in Ypres will head to the Menin Gate of to the Cloth Hall, but this place is a hidden gem. Wonderfully laid out and a beautiful place to remember the fallen

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 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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439 reviews 439 reviews
225 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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