Field of Remembrance

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The Town’s World War One War Memorial or ‘Field of Remembrance’ is situated on Ruckles Field (above Tescos).

This community project is a tribute to the 16 million soldiers and civilians of all nationalities who died in The Great War 1914-1918. Each four foot high cross, of which there are 320, represents 50,000 men and women who lost their lives in the conflict.

Students of Bucks University Technical College constructed the crosses using 110m of sawn timber prior to volunteers painting them white.

The Town Council wanted to mark the outbreak of war with a very special community project. In the words of one Councillor: “We wanted to do something with maximum impact … something we could feast our eyes on … a place where people can go and contemplate …”.

The Town Council would like to thank Mr C Channer for allowing the Memorial to be erected at Ruckles Field.

Other Sites of Remembrance

Our War dead are commemorated elsewhere in Amersham, most notably in the Garden of Remembrance in Amersham Old Town. This is the venue for the Annual Remembrance Day service. In 2014, a plaque was added by the gates, to mark the Centenary of the start of Word War 1.

The war graves in St Mary’s Cemetery and The Platt Cemetery are listed on our Cemeteries page.

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Field of Remembrance News

July 16, 2015
Thank you to the boys from Stony Dean School, who helped to paint the red poppies which are part of the WWI Memorial at Shardeloes. The crosses are being removed this week before the memorial moves to a new location this autumn.  [More...]