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”

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”

Navy Blue

    Navy ? A Nautical colour Very respected as the colour of the senior service Yachts to Dreadnoughts – are adorned in it   North to South – Compass bearings Are used to navigate Vessels through dangerous waters – Yomping through ice and hiding from the enemy   Naval Company Colours Anchored off theContinue reading “Navy Blue”

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”

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”

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”

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”