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”

Inky takes to the water

Venue : HMS Belfast, London Date : 20th February 2018 Early morning for me yesterday, as i took up the chance to visit another branch of the Imperial War Museum. As a Member of the Volunteer Team at IWM North, I’d been to Duxford, and Headquarters in London…but yesterday gave me the opportunity to visitContinue reading “Inky takes to the water”

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”

Show n Tell

Educate Salford, 4th September I’m sat down having Just got home from the Imperial war museum, in Manchester, where i’ve been helping out in the galleries, helping people around. In this role , i’m occasionally stood by the information station, where various objects to do with the first and second world war are on displayContinue reading “Show n Tell”

Fashion on the Ration

Salford 5th January 2017 This afternoon, I’ve been helping out at Imperial War Museum North just over the bridge from Salford, by the banks of the Manchester ship canal. Regular readers will know I help out with the computers on the “Your History” information point and throughout the Main exhibition space.  Well, Today I’ve been directing visitors byContinue reading “Fashion on the Ration”

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”

A Busman’s Holiday – In Cosford

#DiscoverWP Shared journeys   Old Trafford, Manchester , 5th August Time        :   Zero Nine Hundred Hours. Location :   Imperial War Museum North, Old Trafford, Manchester Destination : RAF Museum, Cosford, Shropshire Having done the Great Orme (see here) Bill Nigel and me meet up for a trip to the Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford, Shropshire. TravellingContinue reading “A Busman’s Holiday – In Cosford”

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)”