Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Valley View

Here I am looking over the fields of Green Moor in the Woodland Valley from the Conscientious Objectors stone where in 1916 they engraved their initials and names, the view will be exactly the same as they saw a hundred years ago.

Unlike the war memorials little is known about the men who neatly engraved their initials, the date of 1916 is significant because that is when Britain introduced military conscription to the armed forces, and some of those who refused for reasons of conscious or religion (ie consciousness objectors) were given 'work of national importance' such as farming of forestry which is what perhaps this little group were doing.

A hop, skip and jump away    
is the Duddon Valley, a quiet corner of Lakeland. The higher hills have a dusting of snow but here autumn is holding winter at bay although the temperatures are dipping

so there will be no cattle taking their ease and lounging in the sun like this summer view.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at V here 


Amit Agarwal said...

Valley Views..a double dose indeed!

Melody Steenkamp said...

having lived all my life in a flat country.... such views always intrigue me

Have a nice ABC-day / – Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-team)

Trubes said...

What delightful views.
Interesting about the conscientious objectors.
My husband's Uncle was a Conscientous Objector and was sent to work on the
land to quote husband "Somewhere up North". His name was Thomas Westwell, he
was a deeply religious man, so this may have been the reason why he was a 'Conshy' (as they were called on Merseyside).
Did you see his name...I'm going to have a look around to see if i can find any more information about this site. I'll let you know ....
You've sparked my imagination now !

Best wishes,
Abcw team.

Lea said...

Love the cow photo!

Roger Owen Green said...

a lovely valley!

Leslie: said...

Duddon Valley looks like it'd make a lovely golf course...but I hope they leave it natural. Wonderful place to wander...

abcw team

carol l mckenna said...

Love the conscription rock and awesome scenic photos too ~ thanks,

Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

Anonymous said...

Looking great weather for the UK around this time of year! Enjoy while you can:)

photodoug said...

Joy, beautiful countryside views. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Gorgeous county and the hills add so much. I imagine winter would be beautiful there.