Just beyond Lea and Holloway is the village of Crich. One of the notable landmarks of this little town is Crich Stand, a war memorial to the Sherwood Foresters who died in WWI. The plaque at the stand reads:
‘On Crich Hill, a monument is erected in memory of 11,409 of all ranks of the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) who gave their lives for their kin and their country in the Great War, 1914-1919. Whose names are recorded with gratitude and love in a book of remembrance deposited in the Central Public Library in the City and also in honour of all their comrades who gloriously served in 32 battalions of the same regiment to the number of 140,000. To the glory of God and in honoured memory of the 1520 Sherwood Foresters who gave their lives in the war of 1939 to 1945 in the honour of their comrades who served in the 13 units of the regiment.’
The place is notable for another reason. Towers have stood on this site for hundreds of years – since King George III’s reign in 1760.
In the next few posts, I’ll show some of the lovely panoramic views from this hill – as well as a few shots of the Crich Tramway Museum and the village of Crich.