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Paradise in Pefkos

Last Thursday in the very early morning, Debbie & I returned from a week’s holiday in Pefkos, a seaside resort in the island of… 4,040 more words

Sticking with the English formula

I’ve been wasting far too much time this week trying to establish some Welsh bona fides.

Just remembering to say “Yaki da” from time to time and addressing Geoff as “Boyo” does not, I feel sure, entitle me to share in the euphoria over Wales’s progress – well, certainly progress compared with England’s pathetic effort – in the 2016 Euro football tournament. 536 more words

Columns 2016

Tuesday 20 June 1916 - We Lost 286

Today’s losses include:

  • A Flintshire police officer
  • A South African Rugby International
  • A Silver Cup winning athlete
  • The son of a member of the clergy…
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Tuesday 6 June 1916 - We Lost 546

After a three hour bombardment at 16:00 the Germans explode four mines beneath trenches occupied by the 6th Canadian Brigade during the Battle of Mount Sorrel while re-taking Hooge. 349 more words

Canadian Army

Blown out of the trenches

There was news of two Cranbourne men.

Drum-Major W. Herd, 1st Welsh Guards, has been home on leave from France.

Lance-Corporal A.R. Hatcher has been, with several comrades, blown out of the trenches, and is suffering from shock, but we are glad to hear he is recovering. 11 more words

Life On The Home Front


My two youngest ones wanted good old British egg and soldiers I can’t deny them that, so I thought I would add couple of welsh guard egg cozies which were made by my sister in-law few years back, I have to say my six year old was a bit taken back and proceeded to tell me that was not egg and soldiers. 48 more words

John AHW Dinnis and the 50th anniversary of a watch

As I think I must have said before, finding a new branch of my family always begins with a rush, and photographs, documents and stories pass between us in a flurry of excitement. 271 more words

World War 2