Armistice

11th November 2017 As the accord was signed Regiments over the battlefields of europe Made safe their weaponry, as commanding officers Instructed their men to stop shooting So they stayed at their post Till the time was declared by those in charge It’s time for the firing to stop , lads – Come back home,Continue reading “Armistice”

Visiting Duxford

Monday 5th June 2017 Venue : Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge An early morning start at IWM North on Monday, as we met up with fellow volunteers and staff from the other branches at IWM Duxford for Volunteers week. We travelled south through the Midlands on our journey, stopping off on some familiar services onContinue reading “Visiting Duxford”

Thoughts of the long distance runner

Salford, 12th May 2017 Down the long stretches of Tarmac he goes In darkness, fuelled by apples and bananas Some call him crazy, but others they smile Taking to the deserted road, to break down his time All for the prize, of reaching that line Nice shiny medal and Achievement awaits Could records be brokenContinue reading “Thoughts of the long distance runner”

Antique brass

#coloryourworld #antique-brass #cyw At times you could mistake it for gold with it’s off yellow patina Decorating houses 🏡 with things from time gone by But it’s much more valuable than that To each wooden door 🚪 its castings and shapes Bring a smile to those who are greeted by it As younger successors buckleContinue reading “Antique brass”

Tale of a Balloon

  Weight(less) This is a picture of a Barrage Balloon, It was used (alongside many others) to provide cover against enemy bombing attacks on Britain during world war II. Despite its size and volume these balloons were terribly lightweight and required teams of operators to anchor them and keep them in position. They were used inContinue reading “Tale of a Balloon”

Dazzle

Salford and Liverpool, November 2015 Hey! over Here!  Yeah, Man – It’s ME! Hiding away, in plain sight, in the sea. A product of Her Majesty’s Royal Na-vee… But one you can’t spot – I’m sure you’ll agree Hidden, I’ll protect you by day or by night with my dazzling colours to avoid a fightContinue reading “Dazzle”