‘A Tour of Ploegsteert Wood’ & ‘South of Ploegsteert’ Location Map:
View A Tour of Ploegsteert Wood in a larger map
‘A Tour of the Messines Ridge’ Location Map:
View The Battle of Messines in a larger map
Map to accompany The Belgian Sector tour:
While i was looking for information on the London Scottish action on the 31st October 1914 i found your site and i wanted to ask if you were aware of any trench maps which would show the areas in which they fought as i will be going next year to the 100th anniversary trip to Messines.
I am sure someone out there must have a trench map of the area. Try the Great War Forum. And are you aware of the LinesMan GPS sytsem? Worth checking out, I am told.
hello, just read your intro. very interesting. thank you regarding the rapport with the Surrey team, I must say, they are very good. I’ve tried a few sites including the Onslow estate on which I think the gun was displayed, the very edge of the grounds. One thought comes to mind, that is the likely hood of it being recorded on postcards at the time of its presentation and as you say the local papers, the Surrey Advertiser would be the best, I shall see what I can do. The air raid on Vickers was the same one of which I saw the tail end. I did collect a few bits from the 110, but alas threw them away some years ago, I was fifteen at the time and have been interested air craft since seeing an airship fly over Mitcham when I was about five. Whilst I was managing the Rand D for Matchbox we made a range of aircraft kits in different colours and to a high spec. What fun,. and being paid at the same time. Bye for now ……….Bill
Well I’m glad you read my intro Bill. I don’t think many people do!! I do appreciate your reminiscences of days gone by. I often used to go for walks on Kenley Aerdrome, a famous Battle of Britain airfield of course, and for many years lived a stone’s throw away from Croydon Airport, so I also have had an interest in aircraft for many moons.
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