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Collection Two

Crich Memorial Tower

The story behind the image


Crich is a small village high up on a hill within the Amber Valley. Standing at the highest point, just outside the village is the Crich Memorial Tower. It commands an excellent position and can be seen for many miles around.


Tuesday and Wednesday each week the little tea room and the tower itself are closed to the public. Leaving Patty at the bottom of the hill I strolled up the driveway to towards the summit. The Tower was completed in 1923 and is in memorial of the fallen in both world wars from the Sherwood Forester Regiment.


It was midday by the time I reached the tower. This is usually not the best time to take a photograph as the shadows are harsh - particularly on a sunny day like today. However, the names of the fallen can be clearly seen in this high contrast light - perfect for a memorial.


Having tried various positions I settled on the view above. It is the result of stitching 27 photographs together into one large panoramic view. Somewhat lost on the internet, the detail is fantastic and the names of the soldiers can be read.


I can thoroughly recommend a visit, especially when the tea room is open!


A stones throw from the Tower is the wonderful Crich Tramway Museum.


I hope you like the image.

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Location: Crich Memorial Tower, Crich, Derbyshire.