Le Chateau des Ormes
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
- Conference facilities
- Banquet room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Non-smoking hotel
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... taking in some of the high profile WW1 sites including Hill 60, Hill 62 and the trenches. Quite a sobering experience made more poignant by the beautiful spring sunshine and clear skies. What those servicemen and women went through just doesn't bear thinking about. Ypres (or Ieper) was quite a surprise with a majestic soaring cathedral and a lively lunchtime cafe/bar/restaurant scene. A thoroughly delightful city.
On our way home, we called in to the military cemetery at ...
... the vast numbers of war dead so much more real and comprehensible when you see all the headstones, the lists of thousands upon thousands of names & you see the gratitude of the local people & the esteem which they still hold for those countries & to the efforts of the men from these often far off places. Rest assured the bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. ...
... again as we crossed the open farmlands of Picardie which was where most of the Australians fought, with a very small but poignant cemetery and commemoration to Australian attempts to take a small wooded high ground. As you look out over these virtually flat open, clay soil fields it brings home to you the difficulties faced by soldiers who were told by their commanders, often British Public School boys - to fasten their bayonets, stand up and charge into the sights of German ...
... 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 ...
... figure a century later. The figures will be built (in 2018) into a large installation in what is now a public park near Ypres (on the Front Line of 1914-1918). We were on the team which started the afternoon with clay work. The clay came in cylinders about 100mm diameter and 300mm long and at ideal moisture content for working. Each piece had to be cut into two equal lengths with a cheese wire device on a wooden block. On your work bench, roll it in sand and ...