Palace Armistice Tribute

Walking past Bishopthorpe Palace as the sun slowly disappeared in the west, my eye was caught by a shadowy figure outlined against the warm Tadcaster stone of the gateway.  I looked again and realised the figure was the silhouette of a soldier with bowed head and holding a rifle.  Closer observation revealed that this was a tribute to members of the Palace staff who lost their lives during the First World War.  The poppy wreath at the feet of the soldier stated simply:

“In memory of the Bishopthorpe Palace staff who fell during the Great War 1914-1918.

The Reverend Edward Gibbs

Gnr Charles Barker

Pte Frank Outram”

 

We will remember them.

Linda Haywood [Bishopthorpe Community Archive]

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