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

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A short distance north west of Pont-de-Nieppe, we arrive in the town of Nieppe itself. Continue reading

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Anzac’s Rest

While we were visiting Polygon Wood during last weekend’s Flanders trip, I decided it was high time I introduced myself to a certain Johan Vandewalle, who runs this bar near the north western corner of the wood.  Now Johan has many stories to tell, one of which I promised I would post a link to here, so without further ado, check out Johan’s excellent website concerning a project very close to his heart. Continue reading

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A Few Days in Flanders, January 2017

So, Back in Blighty already.  I tell you, these trips to Flanders just fly by. Continue reading

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O Lucky Man

You want to know what the weather was like in Flanders today?  Allow me to introduce you to the first clouds of the day, as the sun sets over Polygon Wood Cemetery.  A mere 710 photos taken on day uno with the new camera.  Tomorrow, across the border to Erquinghem-Lys, and then we head for Laventie.  More of the same, please.

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Two – Pont-de-Nieppe German Military Cemetery

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At the far north western end of Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery, beneath the willow trees, 790 German Great War casualties are buried in one of a number of small German cemeteries to be found in this part of French Flanders. Continue reading

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part One – Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery

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The road from Armentières north west to Bailleul passes through a number of small communities each of which, it won’t surprise you to hear, host their own CWGC cemetery. Continue reading

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French Flanders – Suffolk Cemetery, La Rolanderie Farm

Happy New Year folks.  Let’s return to the Nursery.

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Suffolk Cemetery, La Rolanderie Farm, can be found in the middle of the fields a few hundred yards south of the town of Erquinghem-Lys. Continue reading

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