Amiens – Longueau British Cemetery

595

Longueau British Cemetery, on the outskirts of Amiens. Continue reading

Posted in Amiens, The Somme | 7 Comments

Travels on the Somme Part Twenty – Albert: The Somme 1916 Museum

891

I’m not a great one for museums – every hour spent in one is an hour I could be out in the field – but if you’re in Albert, the Somme 1916 Museum is well worth some of your time.  And no, this isn’t it. Continue reading

Posted in Albert, The Somme | 4 Comments

“In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow…”

034 - Copy

Do you remember (how could you forget?) the poppy display at the Tower of London back in 2014?  I have finally put the two that I own on display, so I thought I’d show you.  But there is another reason for this post.  We are currently experiencing a few technical issues here at theBigNote, none of which should affect the site as you see it, but I’d be grateful if one or more of you out there who get the emails to let them know that I have uploaded a new post could let me know whether they have received one for this post.  Thankee kindly!

Update Monday early evening:  Good Sir Baldrick has worked his magic and things are not only back to normal, but, dare I say it, even better than before!!  Three cheers!  What would we do without him?  Seriously.

Posted in Miscellaneous | 4 Comments

Dantzig Alley British Cemetery & Private Cecil Carrick Wotton

1232 (2)

A beautiful spring afternoon in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery. Continue reading

Posted in The Somme | 7 Comments

Friends of Surrey Infantry Museum Tour to the Somme, May 2016

1051 Home for three days

Our land-vessel for three days.  The good ship Première docked safely outside the hotel in Arras.  She and Captain Dave served us proud. Continue reading

Posted in The Somme | 10 Comments

Travels on the Somme Part Nineteen – Amiens Cathedral

048

Amiens.  The River Somme flows peacefully through the city on its way to the sea. Continue reading

Posted in Amiens, The Somme | 10 Comments

Travels on the Somme Part Eighteen – Pozières: The Tank Corps Memorial

1383

Across the road from the site of Pozières windmill… Continue reading

Posted in The Somme | Leave a comment