Tag Archives: Remembrance

There but not there

Last week whilst in the Sussex town of Arundel, I unexpectedly came across a very moving art installation.  It is something I had heard about a few years ago and fleetingly throughout 2018 but for some reason had not expected … Continue reading

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Alice Ayres – A Victorian Heroine

A few weeks ago I wrote on Postmans Park – The Memorial To Heroic Self-Sacrifice and I’d taken it upon myself to look some of the names whose valour has been memorialised her.  At random I picked the unassuming sounding Alice … Continue reading

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Giving a public speech when you hate public speaking or My Remembrance Sunday Reading

People say to confront your fears and they will recede.  Well I can definitely say that this is not the case.  I’ve always hated flying and I’ve flown 37 times.  Flight 37 was every bit as terrifying as flight 27, … Continue reading

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They Called It Passchendaele​

For the last three years or so, I have been post occasional extracts from my WW1 concise history book Lest We Forget, published by Endeavour Press of London. July 31st marks the centennial of yet another of the landmark actions … Continue reading

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Missing Mam, 4 years on.

It’s now well over 4 years since I unexpectedly lost my mother and though I would very much like to say things have settled into a new normal, they really haven’t.  Or if they have then the new normal really … Continue reading

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Manchester Remembered Around The World

As the world remembers the atrocity in Manchester this week, I’d like to thank everyone for their emails to me in the last few days from around the world.  In the same spirit, here are some photos of just a … Continue reading

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Remembering My Great Grandad Ernest Heard Who Died 100 Years Ago Today in Amarah, Iraq.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the biggest moments in 20th century history, if not for many people, at least for myself and perhaps a few others.  For on this day, January 25th 1917, my Great Grandad Ernest … Continue reading

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