Huntingdon

National Memorial Arboretum 2015

41 members of the Huntingdon u3a set off on 13th October at 8.30 to visit the National Memorial Arboretum a wonderful landscape with over 300 memorial all with extraordinary stories and thought provoking symbolism. We arrived in time for the short service in the chapel before we set off individually to visit specific memorials of Regiments, Squadrons, The Beat an avenue of tress , The Sumatra and Burma Railway Memorial with its 30 metres of Original track and sleepers and the Armed Forces Memorial to those who have given their lives since the end of ww11 to name a few .
Lunch was enjoyed by all in a Marquee and then we boarded a land train for a tour of the site. The speed of the train and the Commentary were perfect and we were able to see the memorials we hadn't been able to visit clearly
In the last hour we swiftly revisited or searched out memorials for a second visit , a cup of tea and returned home by 6.30. A long but thought provoking day