This week we are going on a journey, the road from Armidale to Gostwyck. Our first stop is the unusual and privately built Dangarsleigh War Memorial.
It was erected by A H Perrott of 'Chevy Chase' as a WW1 war memorial to 16 local lads, one of these being his son Alfred who died on Passchendale Ridge in 1917. There was a terrific information board at the entrance that 'brought back to life' these young men, sadly it was burnt down by vandals a little over a year ago, hopefully it can be reinstated soon.
The entrance is called 'Nirvana' and is reminiscent of an eastern temple. As you pass through the turnstile the handles are shaped like a military bugle, service rifle, Naval bosun’s whistle and a cannon. You can just see the service rifle in the shot. 'Nirvana' is a place of peace and the stone bell is symbolic of calling the souls to eternal rest. Each side of 'Nirvana' has a rosemary bush, the herb of memory and remembrance.