Poppies

Red poppies are flowing down the top of the earth shard of IWM North Each poppy was created to remember those who fell in the war to end all wars Memorial to the host of soldiers who went to the front Expecting to be home by Christmas Men not only from the home nations, ButContinue reading “Poppies”

Mathilda

IWM North, September 2018 an acrostic poem by inkdrop, on the newest arrival in the Main exhibition space of IWM North in Trafford…. Made up at the Locomotion works in Bolton A Machine to bring terror to the enemies eyes Thundering across land and desert Hot on the tail of any enemy Infantry In time,Continue reading “Mathilda”

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”

A Busman’s Holiday (with a Lancastrian Twist)

22nd June 2016 Today I took my camera on the tram to Bury, and met up with fellow Imperial War Museum (North) volunteers at the regimental museum of the Lancashire Fusiliers. The Lancashire Fusiliers fought in battles all over the world during their time as a regiment in the United Kingdom, and this museum documentedContinue reading “A Busman’s Holiday (with a Lancastrian Twist)”

A humble design

#napowrimo #day28 #building #museum #poetry #Manchester #story #backtofront Telling tales of conflict to all Holding time in its heart like a baby Our precious planet has been broken by war As earth air and water are captured in aluminium On the dockside it rises from the ground This mighty metal building has a tale toContinue reading “A humble design”

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”

Dazzle

Hey! Over Here! Yeah, man its me! I’m hiding, in plain sight, out here in the sea. A product of Her Majesty’s Royal Navy (but one you can’t spot – on that we’ll agree) I’ll hide to protect you, by day or by night. With my dazzling colours i’ll avoid a fight. Coloured like sea,Continue reading “Dazzle”

Another boot in a window

A tale of an Old Army Boot – On display in the timeline at Imperial War Museum North in Trafford, Manchester.   Another boot in a window ? The cobbler must be proud! As it’s placed in a window wi uniforms Oh, how it sings out loud.   But, dear boot is looking quite shabby,Continue reading “Another boot in a window”