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Waggoners' Memorial

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Address: Sledmere, Driffield YO25 3XG, England
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Interesting memorial with relief pattern on all sides in a lovely village worth a visit, easy walking from main section of village

Reviewed 1 week ago
407claren
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting memorial with relief pattern on all sides in a lovely village worth a visit, easy walking from main section of village

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Waggoner's Memorial records the part played in The Great War by the Yorkshire Waggoner's. They were a group of men recruited by Mark Sykes in 1912 following his experience in South Africa, where he realised that a team of professional waggon drivers could be vital in transporting men and supplies across a battlefield. The men were recruited mainly from... More 

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Thank drifter2016
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

First World War memorial to locals with Interesting carvings. It's Close to the Hall so easy to access. Interesting social history of the time and the area. More information available at the Hall.

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Thank poggy11
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Stop in the village and see these memorials to the waggoners from the East Riding and how they helped in the First World War.

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Thank 930barriew
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a lovely memorial set in a high location in the Wolds with panoramic views. If you appreciate excellent stonework, this is worth a visit

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Thank John M
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The Wagoner's Memorial or monument is one of three in and around the Sledmere estate and are well worth a visit. Dedicated to the farm hands and labourers who went to war in WW1. Right by the road side with ample free parking nearby.

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Thank VBT928
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This war memorial commemorating the fallen farm workers from the Sledmere estate in the First World War stands near to the Eleadnor Cross and is close to Sledmere House. There is ample parking nearby. It is worth seeing for its intricate carving.

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Thank Michael T
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

The naive comic like carvings of the enemy are wonderful. The story of WW1 scrolls around the column. For those who cannot be bothered to cross the road from the House or walk 100m from the Waggoners Memorial you are missing treat

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Thank David S
Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

I have visited the Waggoners' Memorial on several occasions it is very nostalgic and I am filled with a sense of wander and thankfulness each time I visit thinking of the very brave men who fought in the Great War.

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Thank Margaret42Wright
Hessle, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

Different and interesting memorial - even for the youngest. Have been to see it many times. Guess I'll keep going too.

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