The Wimpole/Arrington War Memorial

These photos, showing the re-dedication of Wimpole and Arrington's war memorial, a procession to the war memorial and a service on Remembrance Day soon after WW2, were loaned to Steve Odell for inclusion in the Wimpole archive by Keith Bullen and Ken Tokley. Steve has kindly contributed them to Orwell Past & Present.

Unlike Wimpole, and many other villages, Orwell does not have a stone war memorial in its churchyard or other public place.  The names of those from Orwell who served in the two World Wars are inscribed on a wooden panel in our parish church.

Does anyone know why ?


Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Wimpole/Arrington War Memorial' page
The photo on the left shows a procession to the war memorial along Ermine Street (A1198). The men wearing the sashes are from the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (known as the Buffs).

The Red Cross cadets are, from the left, Mary Mayo, (unknown), Margaret Wilkins, Margaret Donegal, Emily Gill, (unknown), Jean Miller, Barbara Howard, Ann Dance, and Christine Arnold. Their two officers immediately following are a Miss Whitmore and a Mrs Parmenter.



Photo:A Remembrance Day service soon after WW2

A Remembrance Day service soon after WW2

Photo:Re-dedication of the war memorial in 1947

Re-dedication of the war memorial in 1947

This page was added by Sue Miller on 24/07/2017.
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Detailed information and photographs of those named on the Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial can be found at

By Steve Odell
On 21/02/2021

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