Octpowrimo – Day 22 – Broken pieces

#Octpowrimo #Brokenpieces Imperial War Museum North, Manchester UK (via the Inkwell), 22nd October 2019 How does someone express the act of war ? take you through a hundred years and tell that tale – that no one else can tell anymore. The man with a vision took a thing for brewing his cuppa and changedContinue reading “Octpowrimo – Day 22 – Broken pieces”

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”

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”

Long Goodbye

IWM North via Salford, 26th March 2018 We’re losing an old friend in a few days time. The Russian T-34 Tank , having spent 13 years in Greater Manchester, notedly around the Cold war area of the Main exhibition space, will be on its way back to its owner before heading off to pastures newContinue reading “Long Goodbye”

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”

Landmarks

Salford,30th June 2017 Hi folks. The prompt for today’s post comes from a strange source – in that its not technological at all – it’s the humble letterbox. Aside from my scribbles – and photography – I am a keen philatelist – or stamp collector. There’s a reason for this – the pictures give meContinue reading “Landmarks”

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”

Capture it….

Enthusiasm Young minds wondered aimlessly around the museum space hearing the sounds around them as they found their place   The colour returned – to their eyes upon seeing my trolley – to my surprise and hearing a colleague veterans tale it was like we’d found the holy grail   Stories were told as they woreContinue reading “Capture it….”