After the end of the Second World War,
there was a need throughout the country to remember those who died in the
fighting. Memorial services were held, memorial stones were erected, and
memorial windows were commissioned. This page describes a memorial window in
Edmonton because that was the
location of so many of the recollections
described on this website.
St Aldhelm's Church in Windmill Road,
Enfield (which at that time was Edmonton) was my mother's local Church of
On the immediate left wall as one enters the church, there is a striking
stained glass window which commemorates the scouts from the 2nd Edmonton group
who died in the Second World War. (That part of Enfield was Edmonton at the
time.) The following photograph was supplied by Andrew Dickson who was in the
group as a boy.
Memorial stained glass window in St Aldhelm's Church,
Enfield, commemorating the scouts of the 2nd Edmonton Group who fell in
the Second World War.
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The text in the ribbon carries on across all three panes and reads:
In as much as ye have done it unto one the least of my brethren
ye have done it unto me.
The text at the bottom of the first pane reads:
<illegible> by the Second Edmonton Scout Group to the glory
of God and in proud memory of
The text at the bottom of the central pane reads:
Their Brother Scouts Geoffrey & Alan Everett
and Jim Brown
Jim Brown was Andrew Dickson's cousin.
The text at the bottom of the right pan reads:
Who gave their lives in the Second World War 1939-1945
This website Join me in the 1900s is a contribution to the social history of everyday life in early to mid 20th century Britain, seen through personal recollections and illustrations, with the emphasis on what it was like to live in those times.
It is © Pat Cryer.