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Don Regiano
14 minutes ago, Knotty said:

 

Martinsart British Cemetery?

 

Agreed.  Here's an interesting one there which I have not had the time to follow up.

 

 

 

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Knotty

Morning Pete /Don

The sandstone headstones have now set me off on a tangent, Martinsart is the only full sandstone cemetery I can recall, however (busy find out old hard drives) I’m convinced there are some that I have seen at one of the Auchonvillers Cemeteries. Am I mistaken if so I will save myself some time and stop looking.

 

 

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Michelle Young

Meaulte is all sandstone as is Verquin. 

Michelle 

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Marilyne
On ‎25‎/‎05‎/‎2020 at 19:01, Michelle Young said:

I'd still like to know how the Duchess of Cambridge got to the top of Thiepval in those heels. 

That woman was born in high heels!!!

I remember the ceremony at the citadel in Liege on 4th august 2014, where Mathilde looked as she was walking on eggshells going down the stairs in her heels, and Kate then followed as if she had trainers on her feet and not those stilettos… loved it!

 

And before anyone asks: you would not catch me dead with things like that on my feet… I'd probably break a leg after five steps … IF I ever get my feet in them…

 

M. 

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Knotty
1 hour ago, Michelle Young said:

Meaulte is all sandstone as is Verquin. 

Michelle 


Thanks Michelle, never visited those two so could only comment on the one that I know, as someone who has a greater knowledge than myself, and I right in thinking I have seen some at Auchonvillers?

 

John

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Don Regiano
2 hours ago, Knotty said:

I’m convinced there are some that I have seen at one of the Auchonvillers Cemeteries.

 

Yes, I believe Auchonvillers Communal Cemetery has some.

 

Reg

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Knotty
Posted (edited)

Thanks Reg👍
Thanks Michelle for looking👍

Edited by Knotty
spelling not my best subject

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HarryBrook

Auchonvillers Communal Cemetery in July 2008.

 

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Knotty

Thanks Harry

That’s what I remember, must have been around that time I was there.

 

John

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horrocks

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The boche hat in St.Pierre Divion mentioned upthread.

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303man

Meaulte has a mixture of Portland and Sandstone.

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George Rayner

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We had a visit to Verquin, our partner school and held a small memorial with the Mayor and officials, and school pupils in 2018. We hope to return in October 2020.

Sorry it's compressed-it's a big file otherwise!

 

George

 

 

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HarryBrook

The side entrance to the South African National Memorial and Museum, Delville Wood, in the pre health and safety age. 

 

 

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Michelle Young

Westhof Farm, looking toward the Ravelsberg, a view very largely unchanged since Sidney Hurst visited in the preparation of the book The Silent Cities.

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Fattyowls

Despite being close(ish) to the tourist trails it is a road less travelled. Thanks for posting a reminder for me Michelle.

 

Pete.

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Michelle Young

The lovely Cuckoo Passage

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Fattyowls

On the subject of headstones that aren't quite the standard creamy Portland stone colour I thought of Flatiron Copse, where the headstones are greyish. The Middlebrooks' guide suggests they are soft granite but close inspection of the stone marking Sgt. Arnold Cantell's last resting place looks like very grey shelly limestone to me. The contrast with the cross and stone is marked.

 

Pete.

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frev

 

My 5 cents worth - Thiepval from Moo cow (Mouquet) Farm...

 

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Prowse Point Cemetery from Mud Corner Cemetery

 

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Fattyowls
6 hours ago, frev said:

My 5 cents worth

 

Welcome to the party Frev; I think if we have a whip round we could get significantly more than 5c for those. The Mouquet Farm one in particular was one on my list of looking back photographs, and it's a lovely angle from which to view Prowse Point. Better still the latter pre-dates the appalling UEFA Christmas Truce football memorial so is doubly welcome. Hope all is well in Victoria with you and yours.

 

Pete.

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Knotty
Posted (edited)
9 minutes ago, Fattyowls said:

the appalling UEFA Christmas Truce football memorial


✔️Agree

Edited by Knotty

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Fattyowls

Appalling was not my first choice of word John, but this is polite society. One of the alternatives is possibly represented in Frev's view of Thiepval, in the pile in the foreground. Which may be visible in the distance in this one looking the other way.......

 

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dickaren

Beaulencourt British Cemetery with Tilloy Road Cemetery in the background-June 2007

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JWK
14 hours ago, frev said:

Prowse Point Cemetery from Mud Corner Cemetery

 

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Looking back at ya

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

I meant to post these a little earlier in the thread when the Thiepval pics were current:

 

Thiepval, from near Mouquet farm:

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And looking the other way, up the hill past Mouquet (left) to the Windmill at Pozieres (just in front of big antenna):

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And looking down from the Windmill (rubble, foreground), towards Thiepval:

 

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frev
On 28/05/2020 at 04:34, dickaren said:

 

VB looking back the other way towards Amiens May 2014

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August 2007, before the original trees were removed...

 

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PS: All good here Pete!
Cheers, Frev

 

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