Author Archives: Magicfingers

Busbridge – St. John the Baptist Church

Here’s a nice little Surrey church for you. And once inside, there’s a feature at the far end that is quite unusual,… …which is this wrought-iron chancel screen actually designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, and I don’t suppose he designed … Continue reading

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Ten – The Scottish, Irish & Welsh Regiments

Here’s a postcard I haven’t shown you before, with plenty of tam o’ shanters on view – or are they Balmoral bonnets – I believe there is a difference, but being a Sassenach, what would I know? 

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Puttenham Cemetery

Here’s one for you Google Earthers.  Within the grounds of Puttenham Golf Club, just over 500 yards from Puttenham parish church, and after a bit of searching among the trees adjoining the 18th fairway, you’ll find Puttenham Cemetery. It’s only … Continue reading

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The Rifle Grenade Part One (or Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Six) – The Benaglia Rifle Grenade

I am not a serious collector of rifle grenades, but bearing in mind the recent post on Grenade Throwers & Launchers, a couple of basic posts on rifle grenades might not go amiss, illustrated by a few examples that I … Continue reading

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Ore War Memorial

One hundred and forty three names, to save you counting, including eight late additions at the bottom. Oops!

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British Hand Grenades of the Great War – The Mills Bomb

It would be remiss of me not to include the ubiquitous Mills Bomb in this series of posts about Great War hand grenades, although I am not a collector of British grenades per se, and wouldn’t pretend to know as … Continue reading

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Mystery Item No. 3 – The Answer & Other Miscellanea

For those of you still wondering – well done to Andrew and in particular Walter – exactly what this little bottle is, let’s not string it out.  Here’s the answer. 

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