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Go its fab - I was rather overwhelmed to see that the YMCA have dropped in and added their support to this amazing and touching collective memory of the fabulous people who sacrificed themselves for king and country.
These wonderful regimental badges were carved into the chalk downs above the village of Fovant by the soldiers of those regiments. Some were done when they were training during WW1 others are more recent. There are laybys on both sides of the road (A30 Shaftesbury...More
Pedalling along the Roman Road we were able to drop down off the crest and into the valley to view the Fovant Badges. There is a board near the layby on the A30 that gives a potted history of who sculpted them, when and why....More
The Fovant badges lay up in the hills, just off the A30 - between Salisbury and Shaftesbury.
Amazing historic tribute to the past, kept very well by the local residents.
Excellent place, the parking spot on the A30 allows for a great picture opportunity.
We passed these on our way to Sherborne and missed them completely.....in fact i have driven this road on dozens of occasions over the years,mostly at night and did not know they were there...until yesterday on our return trip to Salisbury.There are several badges which...More
Impressive display cut into the chalk hillside. Probably because an observer is looking at them from the north, they are not very clear; a summer visit might mean that the sun is both higher and more northerly and would illuminate the badges better. one tip:...More