In Pieces

#airfix I The picture seemed accomplishable The box was a reasonable size The mass of pieces hidden away II The jigsaw vast, and wide An advantage – No glue required follow the pictures – one by one – like lego III Camouflage coming together like they were best of pals snapping into place to form …

Squadron

A write club acrostic, written by inky. #Imperialwarmuseum #Airfix #Planes #Squadron #Military #Aircraft Sat atop a great height quite a few planes, old and new used to being in hangars, have found a home by the waters of a canal definitely a peacetime operation red arrows escorting a Spitfire veteran and other D-Day participants – …

Octpowrimo – Day 22 – Broken pieces

#Octpowrimo #Brokenpieces Imperial War Museum North, Manchester UK (via the Inkwell), 22nd October 2019 How does someone express the act of war ? take you through a hundred years and tell that tale – that no one else can tell anymore. The man with a vision took a thing for brewing his cuppa and changed …

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, …

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, …

New Day of Vollying

Monday Afternoon saw me returning back over the Bridge to the Home of the Imperial War Museum in the North, on the Trafford side of the Manchester Ship Canal Today has seen me on the Information point Handling trolley, where visitors from all around the country have been able to look at objects and pick them …

A Busman’s Holiday (with a Lancastrian Twist)

Bury , 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 …

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 to …

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 in …

The Russian Tank

A Stalwart of the Russian Army in World War II -The T-34 was a powerful tank and had a Six man crew Greetings , Comrade! Have we met somewhere before? I’m a veteran of the second world war… You’ll recognise my number, I’m the T-34 In my vast solid frame, worked a brave crew of …