May CMMC beginning with H

This week’s Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) is for a word beginning with H. I have chosen Hawthorn, which is at is best in May. May is an alternative name for Hawthorn blossom.

Don’t forget to visit Cee’s blog for her pictures and links to other participants.

Hawthorn trees beside a footpath in a sheep field

Local history recorded on plaques

Walking round towns and villages in England it is possible to spot signs and plaques erected by various organisations with an interest in local history.

Sometimes they are too high or too weathered to be easily read. A photo may be enlarged to help decipher the writing on the wall.

My photos are all from Cumbria and taken using my phone.

Ludhiana Christian Medical college. (SHIELD AT TOP OF PLAQUE)
DAME EDITH MARY BROWN
DBE (1931). KAISAR-I-HIND (Gold 1922)
MA (Cantab). MD (Brux). FRCSEd. MRCOG.
BORN HERE 24 MARCH 1864
DIED 6 DECEMBER 1956 IN SRINAGAR, INDIA.
EDUCATED AT GIRTON COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
THE LONDON SCHOOL OF MEDICINEN FOR WOMEN AND 
tHE ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL. SAILED TO INDIA WITH
THE BAPTIST ZENANA MISSION IN 1891.
FOUNDER PRINCIPAL OF TEH WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN MEDICAL
COLLEGE, LUDHIANA 1894-1942. PIONEER EDUCATOR.
REFORMER, ADMINISTRATOR AND SURGEON.
SHE SAW THE COLLEGE BECOME CO-EDUCATIONAL,
AFFILIATED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PUNJAB,
AND WIDELY RCOGNISED
Plaque commemorating Dame Mary Edith Brown
Plaque commemorating 'Romany'
‘Romany’ of the BBC – The Reverend G. Bramwell Evens

The plaque commemorating the popular children’s broadcaster known as Romany was unveiled by Terry Waite, CBE.

Weathered plaque with text and a picture of a family crest with an illegible ribbon
A weathered plaque (text below)

GALE MANSION
Built by William Gale
In the 1730s as merchant
traders the family had strong links
with the Virginian tobacco trade.
William Gale was the brother-in law of
Mildred Washington, the grandmother of
George Washington, 1st President of the USA.

May 2022 Pick a topic CMMC challenge

This week the Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) is for a topic from her photo.

Cee’s photo is of a business behind railings. Windows feature strongly.

My photo was taken on my phone for a Twitter hashtag #FingerpostFriday. I wasn’t satisfied with it for that purpose, but it does include several of the same features as Cee’s photo including notices with lettering. You have seen it here first!

Black direction signs, windows, railings and notices