A Final Foray


Last day, the train leaves soon after five.  Still, plenty of time for one final foray into Flanders’ muddy fields.  This is the isolated No Man’s Cot Cemetery.


Wervik traffic calming in action.  State-of-the-art.


We’re off to visit one or two cemeteries and memorials to the north east of Ypres that we haven’t managed (or forgot) to see before.  Our route takes us past Artillery Wood Cemetery (above) which, you will be pleased to hear, we had managed to spend some time in a couple of days previously…


…towards No Man’s Cot Cemetery…


…and then Minty Farm Cemetery…


…before a brief stop at the Kichener’s Wood Memorial.


Then up the road, past Seaforth Cemetery, towards Sint-Juliaan (St. Julien),…


…and the opportunity to visit the newly renovated cemetery there.

Panorama b

You may remember that things were somewhat different the last time we were here.


We then took in the New Zealand Memorial at s-Gravenstafel…


…passed a few bunkers…


…and Seaforth Cemetery again (don’t ask)…


…before another brief stop, this time at Vancouver Corner.  There’s a plaque on a wall somewhere hereabouts that I forgot to photograph last time we visited.  Now where is it?


Finally, after one or two further stops that, as you know, you will find out all about in due course, a third visit to Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, but on this occasion I had time for a proper look around.  Nice to meet you Steve, by the way, should you read this.


And finally back to Wervik to pick up the missus, and off to Lille for the train.  Huge thanks as ever to the Family Baldrick.  Couldn’t do it without you.  At least not this way.

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2 Responses to A Final Foray

  1. Mrs Baldrick says:

    You are welcome, always!
    I wish you and the whole human/animal clan a nice holiday and an excellent New Year!

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