Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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A few shots of this afternoon in Ieper and the last post service at Menin Gate - which has been conducted every night at this site since 1920. This memorial had the names of just over 54000 men from the British Commonwealth whose bodies have never been found after the battle of the Somme. More particularly those allied soldiers who died at Polygon Wood, Tyne Cot, Fromelle & Passchendaele. ...
... and it is still run by the same family. The property is where Romans used to change horses during long journeys. They could stop here for a beer and a rest if they wish. What is so neat is until recently the brewery would delivery beers personally to resident’s houses. Delivery men would knock on the door and give them a case and a few extra to try with new draughts. What treatment!
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... the stories of servicemen and the battle and destruction of Ypres by the Germans. The role of France, UK and it's states!!! of Australia, NZ, Canada, India and Africa, and later the USA to defend and save Belgium is well documented. We enjoyed a walk around the museum bookshop and supported the local economy. Then the galloping gourmets took to sample things that Belgium is famous for - ice cream, waffles and beer sorry forgot chocolates! ...
After our first farm visit, we crossed the border into France. Dr. Karcher literally stood up, said we're in France, and said we had to be back on the bus in five minutes. We drove through a very small town, and stopped at the church. We jumped out of the bus, tried spelling France, and I took a lot of pictures of the church, which was beautiful.
... also have an impressive collection of photographs from the time.
Afterwards we came back to the centre of Ypres through the Menin Gate where tens of thousands of British and Canadian missing are remembered. We had time to get something to eat before coming back to the Menin Gate at 8pm to watch The Last Post ceremony which they have done every night since 1928. It was a fitting end to our few days visiting the WWI ...