Having exhausted the camera in the three cemeteries we visited on the Thursday of our visit to Hawnby, we stopped off in Helmsley for lunch and found another memorial plaque in the market square commemorating the men of the 21st (S) battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps (Yoeoman Rifles) and erected by surviving member of the battalion.  DSC06080 A couple of hundred yards away in the church yard of All Saints church  we saw another memorial to the local men lost in the Great War. The War Memorials Inventory describes this memorial as  ‘ HODDED CALVARY WITH TAPERING SHAFT, SQUARE PLINTH AND SQUARE THREE STEPPED BASE’ comprising a sandstone cross (15′) and plinth(2′ 6″)DSC06082These are just the two memorials that we saw on a lightning visit. If you wanted to see more memorials in Helmsley, the UK War Memorials Inventory details a total of eleven memorials in the town.


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