La Chartreuse du Val Saint Esprit
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... that was only discovered recently. It was part of the Yorkshire offensive and is currently being restored. We then stopped at a place called Essex Farm. It is the exact location that John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields. It was in a series of bunkers that were used by the Canadian troops as a hospital. The bunkers have been restored along with a memorial cemetery. At Ypres itself there is a ...
... were reinforced and used as bomb shelters for the townsfolk. The first level was quite damp as the rainwater from above seeped down into the limestone. Then the guide pointed out layers of flint packed into the stone to make it water proof. The second level down was quite dry, but very small. The doorways were tiny. We climbed one ver narrow spiral staircase which was quite tight for my broad frame. It must have been ver scary down there, with little light, hearing the bombs go ...
... the other passengers with our singing and dancing as we entered the French roads, making our way over to the Belgian border, and our first city of the day - Ypres. Being Kevin I had sussed out the sights, prices, and car parking arrangements for us all, and we headed straight to the centre of town before the Market closed down. After this we headed over to the Menin Gate, the ...
... the day walking amongst the Christmas Markets, visiting the sights of the city (Cathedral, Fort, Man Square) and going shopping. Having gone to France on a simple day trip it really became noticeable just how different France is to England, despite it being just an hour's ferry away! And don't even get me started on the stinky cheese! My clothes stank of it all day!
Goeden avond ... good evening everyone from Ypres.
Once again time has gotten away from me but I'll just file a brief report for now and update more fully in the morning our time.
We are just getting back after completing the Menin Gate ceremony and it was an amazing experience which will make you all at home very proud to be a part of Wellington College. The guys looked great doing it. Henry Glogau, Sam Becroft and Jack Laurenson laid the ...