Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Family and a week inFrance.

 We had a lovely time with our family in Cambridge.It was great to spend time with the grandchildren.We saw Angus playing football as part of his Norwich City training and were delighted when he was awarded Player of the Week.I think I cheered a little too loudly!!We also spent time with Ella and Finlay(both taller than me now).We played cards,table tennis and just chatted.Great.
 From Cambridge we went to Folkstone and caught the train to Calais.Euro Tunnel is so slick.We had hired a gite and these are photos of where it was situated.Very peaceful.Not a sound to be heard.
 We had a day in Belgium looking at World War  1 things mainly in Ypres.This is a photo of the Menin Gate.It is dedicated to British and Commonwealth soldiers and whose graves are unknown.
From Ypres we went to Tyne Cot cemetery.It is the largest cemetery for Commonwealth forces in the world and is avery sober and moving experience.There are 11,965 buried here of which 8,000 are unnamed.We then visited the Passchendale Museum.Dugouts and trenches had been re created.

As I said a very moving experience.We are back home now and doing our normal things.Off ,this afternoon ,tp ick Ruby up from school and wait for Emily to come in from Secondary school.

Hope you are all well and do popin just to say "Hello".Love Barbaraxx

5 comments:

  1. I should have added that as well as Commonweath Cemeteries there are American,Chinese and other nations all of whom made great sacrifices in WW1.

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  2. We've been to Verdun, but not Ypres or Passchendale. Very sobering.

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  3. Hi,
    Both of your visits sound fun an interesting. I am glad you have had a good summer.

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  4. Chinese and other nations all of whom made great sacrifices in WW1.


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