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"They froze to death, their hands frozen onto the oars"

Fanad Head lighthouse features regularly on social media because of its splendid location. Whilst it is a major tourist attraction, it has also featured in some dreadful tragedies over the years. 603 more words


War graves in Spital Cemetery

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for 42 graves, including four personal memorials and two with personal and CWGC headstones. Most are Hopton Wood stone. There are 35 for WWI and 7 for WWII. 81 more words


beneath a narcissistic blue moon

a race empty of allusive ingenuity

yet, by dint of narrated tradition

perhaps only the wary Babylonians

could likely fathom an explanation… 101 more words

• The French love a roundabout – possibly even more than the Brits
• Signage often stops just when you need it most..
• There is a lot of free parking in France and lots of parking spaces… 947 more words


We Will Remember Them

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Living Memory Project.

All summer we and many others have been commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.   201 more words

Research Project

Charles Maitland

I came across this war grave in Girvan Old Churchyard and it looked a good candidate for some further research.
Charles Maitland was born in Patrick on Christmas Day 1893 and at the time of his death was the 4th engineer on the SS Clan Cumming… 51 more words

'Merchant Navy"

Cecil and Francis Morris

Grave Site Roman Catholic Section 1 Row 1 Plot 1

Francis Lyle and Cecil William Morris
Both the sons of Sergeant 2nd class William Morris of Gosford Police Station, 2,332 more words