Stretham Rood Screen - WW2

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Reference WMO259376

Address:

St James' Church

High Street

Stretham

CB6 3LD

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Rood or Rood Loft
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Restored Fourteenth century rood screen with added figures of Christ, the Virgin Mary and St John. Some colouring and gilding on figures. Dedicated painted in gold lettering on a red background on the two central panels.
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This rood was / erected by the / people of / Stretham as a / thank-offering / to Almighty God / for a merciful / deliverance / out of great / perils by land / sea and air / throughout six / years of war / 1939 - 1945 / and in grateful / memory of the men / of this Parish / who laid down / their lives for / Freedom during / those years / Their names are / inscribed on / this screen / (Names) //

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