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”

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”

What i’m reading….

Hi Folks. This bit of the blog is going to be an on off review section.  Because , believe it or not – I actually like reading books as much as I like writing stuff Think of this page as not exactly Jonathan Ross but not Michael Parkinson either… In Paperback I’ve currently gone backContinue reading “What i’m reading….”

Remembrance Sunday

It was Remembrance Sunday today. I went to church this morning at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Josephs RC in Ordsall, Salford, where we remembered all those who fell in conflict.  The church Belfry was rebuilt in 1924 as a Memorial to those who died in the first world war and the Altar WindowsContinue reading “Remembrance Sunday”

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”

Records Miner

Another poem – this one’s about the work I do as a volunteer at Imperial War Museum North On Weekday Afternoons, i’m found sat by terminals abound In a Museum, dedicated to war, and you’re probably asking, what for? Well, i work the station, Now and then that looks up records in fives and tensContinue reading “Records Miner”

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. It sits in its home on Parade its seats as clean as on the day itContinue reading “The Field Gun”