Grin and Bear it

Manchester Museum, 1st March 2021 It’s not easy being king of the dinos you’re buried under the land for what seems like ages and kept away from the sun so you take a bit of a nap all of a sudden, something with teeth like yours is uncovering you, in the cold and they’re using …

Long Goodbye

IWM North via Salford, 26th March 2018 We’re losing an old friend in a few days time. A Stalwart of the Russian Army in World War II – The T-34 was a powerful tank and had a Six man crew The Russian T-34 Tank , having spent 13 years in Greater Manchester, notedly around the …

Glass

In response to Glass I. Under tremendous heat Sand melts down into clear globules which form into a clear substance Its clear to see   II. If we didn’t have glass we would probably be Living in Caves (letting the wind in)   III. Magical substance Liquid then solid Forming  beaker Holding drinks   IV. …

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 …

Harrier

The Harrier Jump Jet – On display at the front of the Main Exhibition Space, IWM North. Harrier Hello chaps! all you down there Tis I, the mechanical bird in th’air protecting you all at night and day keeping enemy forces at bay Armed only with the best weaponry – I carry tactical rockets you …

The Field Gun

A poem about the Field Gun, that fired the first shot of World war I. Normally on display at Imperial War Museum North, in Trafford, It’s currently on tour around the commonwealth as part of World War I Centenary Celebrations. The Field Gun, Currently on a Worldwide tour commemorating World War 1, pictured at its regular …