Author Archives: Magicfingers

Remembrance in Miniature

Because it’s going to take a while to write the text to accompany the photos I took last week (and yes, we also have more French Flanders cemeteries to visit, and I promised you Kemmel for this year – I … Continue reading

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The Road Goes on Forever – Four Days in Flanders: October 2019

Early morning sunshine breaks through the trees in Poperinge Communal Cemetery, 22nd October 2019.

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Landseer’s Prototype?

Whilst visiting a Surrey churchyard this afternoon I came across this grave of a pilot with the Experimental Squadron of the R.A.F. who was killed in a flying accident on 8th May 1918. 

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Aldeburgh War Memorial

Just down the road from the church (last post), we find ourselves on the sea front where the war memorial is located. Civilians killed by enemy action.  Second World War, one would presume, as the panel appears to be an … Continue reading

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Aldeburgh – Church of St. Peter & St. Paul

From the far south west, we now find ourselves in Aldeburgh in Suffolk on the North Sea coast, just about as far east as you can get on these islands. This is the church of St. Peter & St. Paul,… … Continue reading

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Mawnan – St Mawnan and St Stephen’s Church & Churchyard

From the Highlands of Scotland to the far south west of England, we now find ourselves in Mawnan, on the south Cornish coast, only about thirty miles from Land’s End. The churchyard is quite extensive, so we shall have a … Continue reading

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Inverness War Memorial

Inverness War Memorial is sited on the east bank of the River Ness as it heads towards the southern outskirts of Inverness on its way to Loch Ness, a few miles away to the south west. The park in which … Continue reading

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