Looking back a couple of days to that incredible headstone for Guy Willock, it seems that he came from a very interesting family. Guy was the son of Charles Johnston Willock, who was born around 1863 in Shalymanpore (sp?) India and his wife Eleanor Maud Hawes. The couple married in Brighton in 1890 and by … More More on Mr Willock
We’d been planning the trip to the battlefields for months – I was determined I was going to get there for the centenary commemorations of the battle at Vimy, and when I saw that Clive from Battle Honours was hosting a trip I booked before I’d even seen the itinerary. With a late morning pick … More Unexpected joys in Dover
Apologies for the delay in posts; our week in Cornwall was quickly followed by a long weekend in Northern France commemorating the Centenary of the Battles of Arras and Vimy. There will, no doubt, be plenty more posts about the weekend to bore you with, but for now, I just want to share a couple … More The Green Bag & a little bit of Dud Corner
Another beautiful day for weather and scenery – by now we’re wondering how long it can last. More fun things to see amidst all of the old buildings and modern shops. I was ticked off for taking a picture of the astronomical clock in the old church we visited, which was interesting, as there were … More Wednesday already? Guten Morgen Rostock!
After two days of washing and ironing, finally I get round to uploading my holiday photos! The first stop we made was at Zeebrugge, from where we ventured inland to Bruges. Lots to see there, as well as great beer and chocolate! One of the things I was most pleased to see was a display … More If it’s Monday, this must be Bruges