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”

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”

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”

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”

Timber Corps

A poem written by me on the timber corps of World War II Timber Corps Hail those ladies of great accord who took on the mighty scots pine the ones who were taught to handle great saws and felled the woods in line They strained with logs to create the planks and soldiers they allContinue reading “Timber Corps”

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”