Cenotaph

Salford 10th November 2019 Carved into hewn stone each name mentioned someone who never came home now remembered for their actions on those fateful campaigns the list of names shines in the sun as the sun shines on each of their names poppies resting at the foot of the memorial as held silence is observed,Continue reading “Cenotaph”

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”

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”

Two Minute Silence

11th November 2016 Imperial War Museum North, Trafford, Manchester It was Armistice Day today I was attending Imperial war museum north, in preparation for their Volunteer Celebration Choir with the Museum of Science and Industry and The Manchester Museum But for Two minutes today – we stood in silence to remember those who fought and were lostContinue reading “Two Minute Silence”

Remembrance Sunday

It was Remembrance Sunday today. I went to church this morning at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Josephs RC in Ordsall, Salford, where we remembered all those who fell in conflict.  The church Belfry was rebuilt in 1924 as a Memorial to those who died in the first world war and the Altar WindowsContinue reading “Remembrance Sunday”

The Guns Fall Silent

A poem commemorating the anniversary of world war I, (The photograph : taken at Imperial War Museum, the field gun that fired the first shot of World war I) The shells were stopped and Rifles were dropped on a place , of a Belgian field war was ceased, and peace revealed on a field in Flanders.Continue reading “The Guns Fall Silent”