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Ideally located for train travellers as only a short walk from ... Room was fine - not large but only staying overnight. Shops close by, Excellent value
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... them at just about all French ceremonies - where in America we might do one wreath, here just about everbody gets in on the wreath laying!). It was very personal, and very moving. When two Scots fiddlers sang, along with the French school children, Hearts of Glory Stan and I were definitely in tears.
Sing Hearts of Glory
Down and sunset
Hearts of Glory
Least we forget
Young Scottish soldiers
And soldiers unknown
... it was a joint decision to abandon the walk, head back to FIFI and drive it. Thank goodness we did because we spent 3 hours doing the drive, by the time you spend time at each spot and there are 10 separate stops along the way, the day just got away from us.
We headed to the Australian Memorial Park which is home to the statue of Sergeant Simon Fraser. In the aftermath of the battle and for 3 days even though no truce had been ...
Another early start to the day, heading to Amiens to start. I didn't think it was quite so far so after driving for almost 3 hours I arrive and get to the the information centre. Getting the map. I start on my trails. Deciding that I don't have time to see everything I choose the must see sights. The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. ...
... farm houses scattered along the roads amongst the fields.
Ypres (in French & Ieper in Flemish/Dutch) is surrounded by intact ramparts and a moat. Our B&B is just inside the Lille gate (southern entrance) and free parking is usually available around the corner – we had no problem. Veronique offered us tea, coffee & a tart each on arrival which was a lovely touch. She also provided us with a map, locating various ...
... We stopped on the way to the brewery for Tom’s first experience of Belgian frites, however were caught in the middle of the school lunch rush, so it was very busy. We eventually got them, and Tom thought they were extremely similar to normal hot chips. After the snack, we were onto the brewery to try their 3 offerings of beer (only available at “In de Vrede” which is the café next to the brewery. The beers were once again delicious and a fitting end to the ...