Premier Inn Birmingham Central East
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... as we will be camping in between hotel stays. The plan is to upgrade and renew a few of the things that wear out over time so we end up with something über reliable. For those who know a thing or two about 4x4 cars, this has full time 4 wheel drive, electronic diff locks leather seats and will seat 8 comfortably, though in our case it will be two plus a boot full of things you need when doing a trip like this. More details ...
Charles: Well the big hills day is now behind us, thank goodness for that, as my legs are absolutely shattered. Nice rolling hills today with lots of flat smooth roads, although Graham does insist on taking us up some real rough old roads if we're having it too easy. No punctures or breakdowns today so our average speed increased to 15 mph. My tip from Graham today is "don't just eat one snack bar when you can have two" ...
... player, "Derby John". They are a well-established ska/punk/reggae band performing their own songs alongside classics and they kicked the day of perfectly with a lively set that could easily have gone on for another hour. They were followed by relative newcomers (although with plenty of experienced members) from Coventry, Barb'd Wire who had plenty of fans in evidence wearing their black & white t-shirts. They kept the mood going perfectly and despite the fact that it ...
... it was suddenly borderline whether she would need it or not. Our first priority was to get some ciders from the beer tent, after which we walked down to the main stage where Stone Foundation were finishing off their set. They sounded pretty good and we were sorry that the combination of weather and delayed trains had prevented us from seeing more.
Next up was The Selecter, a band that I had enjoyed a lot during the 2-tone Revival era in the very ...
... film and reports of the ghastly scenes proved the enormity of the evil of the Nazi regime, and even to this day provide the most recognised images of the Holocaust.
A survivor wrote that the effect of Belsen was "to drive us out of our minds, to extinguish even the faintest memory we might still have that we were once human beings."
We visit Belsen on Friday 9 May.
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