Thanksgiving windows

In 1919 the parish decided that clear windows in the church would be replaced to commemorate thanksgiving and sacrifice. As other windows had already been replaced with stained glass the same designer was to be instructed: A K Nicholson. The replaced glass would flank the roll of honour names.

One would include a relief of Amiens cathedral because it was the principle base for the Somme campaign. St Martin would be represented in the window because he was the patron saint of soldiers and he is associated with Ypres.

The other window would feature St Nicholas as the patron saint of sailors and the relief would be of a light cruiser at Scapa Flow due to it being the base for the British fleet.