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Kanchanaburi Bridge

I don’t think you can write a blog on bridges without including the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai and while this is also a famous fictional film, it was based on an all too terribly real period of history. 252 more words

Bridge

Pennygown: the ruined chapel and medieval effigies of a Hebridean burial ground

I first came across the ruined chapel whilst on a wildlife trek – we had stopped near the little town of Salen to watch harbour porpoises in the Sound of Mull.  1,522 more words

Graveyards

Grandad’s WWII Diary - British War Cemetery - Jerusalem (photos taken 1942)

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem, Bethlehem & the British War Cemetery.  He said “NZ paid for decorating of chapel.   99 more words

New Zealand

Remembrance

On Remembrance Sunday, 9 November the official ceremony was held at the monument in Curepipe. However, on Tuesday 11 November (Armistice Day) the British High Commission organised a wreath laying ceremony at the monument at Phoenix cemetery. 237 more words

Society

Brompton Cemetery, an open-air cathedral of remembrance

A couple of weekends ago, I was invited to attend an event being held as part of the London Month of the Dead at Brompton Cemetery in west London.  2,020 more words

Graveyards

Brompton Cemetery, an open-air cathedral of remembrance

A couple of weekends ago, I was invited to attend an event being held as part of the London Month of the Dead at Brompton Cemetery in west London.  2,020 more words

Graveyards