Buffnut453 Posted 18 September , 2021 Share Posted 18 September , 2021 After an extended delay, I'm finally going to visit the Western Front. Trip is much shorter than I'd like but needs must etc. I'll be staying in Lille so I can flip-flop between Ypres and Warneton. Most of the non-museum sites are related to family members who served in the Great War. Current plans are: 22 Sep: o Ramparts Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium - visiting a relative who's buried there o "In Flanders Fields", Cloth Hall, Ypres o Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 then on to other sites in the area if I have time (e.g. Tyne Cot, the German trenches at Bayernwald and Polygon Wood) o Pond Farm Museum o Menin Gate – Last Post played daily at 2000, if I can get back from Pond Farm in time 23 Sep: o Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium o Pont d’Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, France - visiting a relative who's buried there o Tour of La Basse-Ville battlefield 24 Sep: o Essex Farm Cemetery, Boezinge o Hooge Crater Museum 25 Sep: o Drive to Amiens via Bethencourt (Le Jeune Bois near Caudry) / Cambrai Tank Museum (possibly...but timing may be an issue) / Quéant Road Cemetery / Mory / La Boisselle / Pozieres Memorial 26 Sep: o Vert Gallant Airfield Site (Le Rosel, La Vicogne) o Somme Battlefield (near Amiens) o “Musee Somme 1916” in Albert Like I said, it's something of a flying visit but it's all I can manage at the moment. Still really excited to be going. I'd welcome any other suggestions for things to do on 24 Sep. One alternative is to drive to Waterloo, since I'm "in the area". Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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