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”

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”

Battle

#Fowc #Battle There’s always fighting somewhere…. Land, Places Resources, Religion All led by crackpot ideas and beliefs Of course, the one’s leading the charge Disappear off to the back of the crowd While his (or her) men are fighting it out Leaving them chance – to act all statesmanlike at a memorial of stone withContinue reading “Battle”

Poppy Hospital

#Craft #Museum #Poppy #Damage IWM North, Manchester 17th November 2018 From time to Mother nature has been at the Implanted ceramics by the canalside X-tra ceramic poppies have had to be brought in Even barriers – and broken ones have to be sent to the poppy hospital Damage repaired with Slip and Glue (and moreContinue reading “Poppy Hospital”

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”

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”

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”

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….”