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A moving memorial - Review of the recent Horse at War Exhibition at The Lightbox Gallery

At the outbreak of World War 1, the British Army’s horse population was 25,000; in just two weeks this figure had increased to 165,000 and, by the end of the war, half a million horses would be drafted from civilian backgrounds.  712 more words


The Nine lives of Montezuma

Another thought provoking book by Michel Morpurgo.It is about the nine lives of a very special cat. In some of the lives my heart raced, but then remembered I’m on the sixth or third life. 62 more words

Weekend in London!

The biggest thing with award flights is to have a flexible schedule so that you can take advantage of these amazing flights. On this recent award ticket, it meant that I had to spend the weekend in London because the next available flight back to Paris was in two days! 284 more words


Investigating the war horses of Shoreham Army Camp

On 26th January we took a trip to the Lightbox, Woking to discover the hidden story of a WW1 horse shoe.

Back in Autumn 2014 a local landowner offered their field up on the downs above Shoreham to the project for a metal detecting search. 155 more words

Field Trips

Loverly Books

I apologize for my absence around here of late. There’s nothing like an outbreak of strep throat combined with some other cold-ish thing that moves down to the chest so it’s more like pneumonia… and no I’m not complaining. 396 more words

Meet The Boarders: Sarah & Swift

From Waredaca Boarder, Sarah Gonzalez:

My OTTB Swift is the Great Great Grandson of Secretariat, and he and his sire, Charismatic, both look just like Big Red. 180 more words