Parish Icons

In the Parish of East Brent there are two 'Icons', the War Memorial in East Brent and the 'Village Pump' in Rooksbridge.

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Rooksbridge Village Pump

Article by John Riglarsford   The original village pump was re-discovered in the 1990's. And had been used as a garden ornament for several years! As a Millennium 2000 project the pump was given back to the village and was restored and re-erected in its original location at the top of Gills Lane, by Nick Burkinshaw  from the garage, with help from other residents.   In 2010 as part of a campaign to present a well kept village led by Sheila Bellingham and her...

War Memorial

Article by John Rigarlsford Our Village War memorial to those young men of the parish who gave their lives in  two world wars and  the Korean war (erected circa 1921), stands proudly at the junction of the Old Bristol Road and the Weston Road. The East Brent village memorial is unusual in that it depicts statues of each of the main wartime services. Neville Curry from New Zealand came to visit the memorial in 2008, as it is believed that his father  was the model for...

Rooksbridge Village Pump

Article by John Riglarsford   The original village pump was re-discovered in the 1990's. And had been used as a garden ornament for several years! As a Millennium 2000 project the pump was given back to the village and was restored and re-erected in its original location at the top of Gills Lane, by Nick Burkinshaw  from the garage, with help from other residents.   In 2010 as part of a campaign to present a well kept village led by Sheila Bellingham and her...

War Memorial

Article by John Rigarlsford Our Village War memorial to those young men of the parish who gave their lives in  two world wars and  the Korean war (erected circa 1921), stands proudly at the junction of the Old Bristol Road and the Weston Road. The East Brent village memorial is unusual in that it depicts statues of each of the main wartime services. Neville Curry from New Zealand came to visit the memorial in 2008, as it is believed that his father  was the model for...