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... sway in the wind. There is an odd feeling of peace here. We turn a corner and sticking out of the hill is a bunker. One hundred years later it still stands crumbling on one side but mainly intact. Visitors have left poppies and thank you notes that poke out from inside the thin windows.
This place and most of the memorials from World War 1 in Flanders were not touched during World War 2. Our guide tells us there was an unspoken ...
... Fields museum and beautiful buildings. It is very pretty to walk on the old ramparts all around the city. At one of the city gates they hold a last post ceremony. They have held it every night at 8pm since ww1. When we were there they told the story of two brothers that died on the exact date 100 years ago. It was very moving and the echo of the last post off the memorial walls gave me ...
... rebuilding of the Cloth Hall. Interestingly, when St. Martin's Cathedral was rebuilt from its ruins under the leadership of Jules Coomans, the shape of the spire was changed. Pre-1914 the spire had been a square tower. During the period of restoration of Ypres' historic buildings leading up to 1914 Jules Coomans had had plans to change the cathedral spire to a pointed one. When the new “gothic” cathedral was finished in 1930 it had been rebuilt with a pointed spire.
One of the highlights of the summer occurred when I took a day trip, along with Saman, Matt and Jenna over the channel to Flanders. And best of all....the ferry was free!
Having underwhelming service on the Christmas Ferry out to Lille back in December, we complained and were awarded free, unrestricted ferry tickets for 2014.
The day trip turned into a weekend for me, as I left work ...
... not identify his body so he had no known grave. This also meant my Great Gran never accepted his death as she was convinced he had given his coat to someone else who had been feeling cold, because this would have been typical of his nature.
His name is now on the Ploegstreet Memorial, along with more than 11,000 others. It was very special to take our children to see part of our family history and the true consequences of the horrors of WW1.