Category Archives: Sanctuary Wood & Hill 62

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

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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

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The Menin Road & Hill 62

The Menin Road, 2013.  Somewhat different to, and considerably safer than, a hundred years, or thereabouts, ago.  How many photos have you seen taken from this viewpoint during the first three years of the War?  Not that many, I would … Continue reading

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The Menin Road – Hill 62 Museum Trenches

Shells and shell holes. Trenches. Even shattered tree stumps, now a shrine for tourists or pilgrims. These trenches appear to be part of the British front line system as it wound its way through the southern part of Sanctuary Wood … Continue reading

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Hill 62

This view from the Canadian Memorial on Hill 62 looks north west across what was once the British forward area, towards the spires of Ieper (Ypres) on the horizon.  From these low yet commanding ridges to the east and south … Continue reading

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