Author Archives: Magicfingers

The Menin Road – R. E. Grave, Railway Wood & the Liverpool Scottish Memorial

The Cross of Sacrifice at R.E. Grave, Railway Wood, looking up from deep within one of the mine craters that can still be found in the trees near the memorial.

Posted in The Menin Road | 2 Comments

The Menin Road – Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Memorial

Those of you familiar with the area will be well aware that we are not actually on the Menin Road here, which in fact runs beyond the trees in the distance, which in turn hide the Bellewaerde Theme Park (thank … Continue reading

Posted in The Menin Road | Leave a comment

Heligan – The Thunderbox Room

Welcome to ‘The Thunderbox Room’, one of the more unusual war memorials I have stumbled across (but fortunately not into) on my travels.

Posted in Miscellaneous | 4 Comments

The Menin Road – Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Part Two

If you were driving down the Menin Road, on the right in this shot, looking for something to do, somewhere to go, you really wouldn’t be able to resist these signs, now would you?  Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Hill 62, trenches, … Continue reading

Posted in Sanctuary Wood & Hill 62, The Menin Road | 4 Comments

The Menin Road – Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Part One

Sanctuary Wood Cemetery is about a mile from the Menin Road, reached by turning off down the Canadalaan, which curves round the southern end of the wood on its way to Hill 62, a short distance further on.  I can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Sanctuary Wood & Hill 62, The Menin Road | 4 Comments

French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Ten – Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery

The final stop on our tour is Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, a little way west of Steenwerck.

Posted in French Flanders | 8 Comments

French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Nine – Steenwerck Communal Cemetery

Steenwerck Communal Cemetery entrance.

Posted in French Flanders | Leave a comment