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A walk among the stone saints and angels: St Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green

Next door to the well-known Kensal Green, one of London’s “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries, is another vast necropolis.  The two cemeteries are separated only by a tall brick wall, and although they are similar in age, and include many similar memorials, there are differences between the two cemeteries – some subtle, others less so.   1,573 more words


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It is unlikely that the parents of these boys are still alive and given their youth it is equally unlikely that they had any children to survive them. 28 more words


Canakkale - Gallipoli

Final stop of the cruise before disembarkation at Istanbul was Canakkale, where there was a choice of trips between Troy and Gallipoli. I went on the trip to Gallipoli, two days after Anzac Day; one of our lecturers, Major Gen. 44 more words


20-26 April 1915: Wandsworth Council and the Forces

Wandsworth Borough Council held their regular meeting on 21 April, which included considering a list provided by the Officers and Servants Committee on employees of the council who were serving with the Forces or who had transferred to work in the arsenals or some other war-based work.  312 more words


War graves or diving commodities? The finding of the Battleship Musashi

The recent though as yet, unconfirmed reports of the discovery of the Yamato-class super battleship Musashi is raising to the fore the sticky issue of the protection of warship wrecks. 2,053 more words


26 January – 1 February 1915: Losing the Medical Officer of Health to the Armed Forces

The minutes of the meeting of Batttersea Borough Council on 27 January state that the Medical Officer of Health – Dr G Q Lennane – had been gazetted as a lieutenant and therefore would be required to give his full service to the Forces in the near future. 447 more words


Walking For Meditation or Imagination?

Several times of late I have come across comments by writers of how they use walking as an aid to imagination. A Radio 4 item on Charles Dickens, for example, made much of how he used walking as a tool  to gestate much of  his fictional output.   293 more words