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Marilyne

Good afternoon all,

 

The Yzer march is cancelled… does not mean I'm not draggin my *** over there for some freelance Walking.

I've been perusing some places to visit and some nice outdoursy stuff (without mask) to do and can already give you the names of some cemeteries around the South of Poperinge that we'll visit. so if you have any special picture requests, feel free to ssend me whatever you need.

 

  • Poperinge Communal, Old and New
  • Westouter British Cemetery
  • Grotebeek Military Cemetery
  • Reningelst New Cemetery.

 

proposals for around Ypres : later!!!

 

Marilyne

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Marilyne

Ypres will probably be around the old haunts… educating Boyfriend on the essentials:

  • White House Cemetery
  • Potijze Chateau Burial grounds/wood/grounds
  • Buttes cemetery (polygon wood)
  • Sanctuary wood
  • Zillebeke Churchyard

M.

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tootrock

Maureen,

I wonder if you could possibly take a slight deviation from Reninghelst Cemetery to Reninghelst Churchyard Extension for a picture of the headstone of the Reverend Michael Bergin, M.C. grave No.1.

Martin

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Marilyne
19 hours ago, tootrock said:

Maureen,

I wonder if you could possibly take a slight deviation from Reninghelst Cemetery to Reninghelst Churchyard Extension for a picture of the headstone of the Reverend Michael Bergin, M.C. grave No.1.

Martin

 

I don't know who Maureen is, but I certainly can !!

 

Marilyne

 

 

 

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tootrock
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Marilyne,

Apologies - must get to Specsavers!

Martin

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Marilyne

no worries!!!  ;)

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DoubleD

Hello again Marilyne!

 

If you have the time, I wonder if you could nip across the road from Buttes Cemetery and say hello to one of our Flowers of the Forest John Jackson Low in Polygon Wood Cemetery.

 

Here are some photos from our visit in 2015. The cemetery is quite small and pretty unique, with the graves left as they were when the lads were buried by their chums, not in neat rows. British, many Kiwi's, one German and an alias.

 

i also remember a donkey looking over the hedge from the adjoining farm. Maybe bear could say hello if he/she is still there!

 

Enjoy your trip.

 

Dave

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Marilyne
On 31/07/2020 at 07:31, DoubleD said:

 also remember a donkey looking over the hedge from the adjoining farm. Maybe bear could say hello if he/she is still there!

 

 

Don't know about donkeys, but I remember the last time I was there the cemetery being scrutinized by a cat, perched on the wall. I must look if I have a picture.. 

 

Name noted, no prob! 

 

M.

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Marilyne

the cat ... was there in 2014 on the 100km of Ypres march and was not at all impressed by our visit, and even less by the attempts of contact by my French colleague! 

 

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The Belgian had more success...

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M.

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Fattyowls

MM

 

If you are in White House can you transport the rocket launcher to I.D.28 and photograph the grave of Sir Richard Levinge? He was killed in the defence of Zandvoorde on 24th October 1914. He was originally buried behind a farm which was in one of the photographs I took when we were last there and I'd quite like to see his last resting place. His original grave would have been behind German lines for almost the whole of the war. No worries if you can't make it.

 

Pete.

 

P.S. Top cat pictures by the way.

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DoubleD

Great photos and yes, the cat is definitely not impressed! Not just bears who accompany you either. Not sure what the mascots on their backpacks are? One has a tail and the other has very bright colouring. 

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Marilyne

we all have our Marching Animals on the backpack on the walks.

Part of the team spirit.

Daniel's is a marmot. Thierry has a MARSUPILAMI, a legend, an icon of Belgian Bande dessinée, (graphic novels). He lives in the jungle of Palombia, is very playful, can swim and run for hours, and his tail is very useful…

 

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NigelS
On 31/07/2020 at 06:31, DoubleD said:

i also remember a donkey looking over the hedge from the adjoining farm. Maybe bear could say hello if he/she is still there!

 

He/she or another was there in August 2017, and liking the attention!

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NigelS

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Sharonp

The Donkey was still there in 2019 March time. Came up for a nose rub!!

 

Sharon :wub:

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DoubleD

I think I saw him/her on a video clip on twitter last year, but I can't remember who posted it! Maybe someone at CWGC

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Marilyne

No worries, we will look for and cuddle Donkey if we see him/her…

 

M.

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