War Memorial (click on
photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
|This part of town is apparently called the Gruthun. In all the years I lived there, I never heard the word uttered - and I can't find out what it means either. It has been suggested that it might actually be "Grythun", and also that it might be named after a pub "The Griffin" which might have been located nearby at some stage. I do remember gathering around the War Memorial every Remembrance Day, freezing cold in my Scout uniform shorts, listening to the Last Post being played and wondering if the bugler would reach the high notes.|
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