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Steven Broomfield
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Did you all notice the Livens tube used as a corner post there?That black thingy in the last shot.

You see a lot of them used that way in France & Belgium.

Dave.

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Steven,

Thank you for your photos. They are both very good and interesting.

Especially Layes brook is to me.

Moated grange is that the farm just to the east of Neuve Chapelle?

Sir Cliff

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Did you all notice the Livens tube used as a corner post there?That black thingy in the last shot.

You see a lot of them used that way in France & Belgium.

Dave.

I didn't know what it was thanks for the info

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Steven,

Thank you for your photos. They are both very good and interesting.

Especially Layes brook is to me.

Moated grange is that the farm just to the east of Neuve Chapelle?

Sir Cliff

On Trench Maps it is also called Ferme Vanbeisen

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Did you all notice the Livens tube used as a corner post there?That black thingy in the last shot.

You see a lot of them used that way in France & Belgium.

Dave.

The tractors look almost the same vintage

Good pix, everyone. keep them coming.

cheers Martin B

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On Trench Maps it is also called Ferme Vanbeisen

...and is currently Ferme de Lestre?

Dave

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I don't remember the current name - but as you can see from the photos there's lots of upgrading going on

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Steven,

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Moated grange is that the farm just to the east of Neuve Chapelle?

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Sir Cliff

If I remember correctly, The Moated Grange was to the East of Neuve Chapelle Farm Cemetery, so more North East of the village itself.

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Great photos thank you for putting them up. Where did you stay?

Regards, Michelle

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Great photos all.

Unfortunately Broomers covered up his knees, thank God, however neglected to wear a face mask! So the shock was as powerful a scare!

Not sure Tom's was a case, I think it was used to bring back all the wine and beer!

regards

Arm

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The crypt in Messines Church where the wounded Hitler was taken

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These barbed wire supports at the rear of Fauquissarts Military Cemetery have lasted a long time!

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Keith?

Who's was the cross in the crypt & do you know what it was doing there?

Just that it has the same style as a French military one.

Dave.

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It reads 3585 SCHNEIDER (afraid cant read first name or rank) 17.09.18 . (I am pretty sure it is 18 and not 16) why it is there I have no idea. Teaches me that I should make more notes and not rely entirely on pictures!

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Where did you stay?

The farm next to Richebourg Post Cemy. Details available on application to Mr Rutherford. I believe quite a few other members have stopped there - three rooms, plus a Gite. Excellent B&B and all for (IIRC) 28 Euros a night.

Unfortunately Broomers covered up his knees, thank God, however neglected to wear a face mask!

I'll choose to ignore that. <_<

Not sure Tom's was a case, I think it was used to bring back all the wine and beer!

We did think of putting Tom in it - might have avoided any unpleasantness over his missing passport. Sadly, on reflection we realised the wouldn't be room in my car for the case, The Padre and me......

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55th Divison Memorial, Givenchy

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Terribly sad - private memorial in Givenchy shown earlier

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VC winner

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(The VC was Guards Cemy, Cuinchy - a Boer War VC)

Back to Cabaret Rouge

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Ploegsteert Memorial - imposing

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A lonely unkown Frenchman in a German Cemetery

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Le Touret - my favourite memorial

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Hazebrouck

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Also Hazebrouck - the British 'pavilion' from the French graves

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Think this was Bethune

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Tom and the Padre...."Can we go now"..."Pub's open"...

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Across Loos en Gohelle from the Double Crassier

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Vimy from the Double Crassier

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The Double Crassier from Dud Corner

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And Dud Corner

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Cabaret Rouge again, I think

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Probably again...(was Dill related to the General who commanded in Scotland in WW2?)

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And again? Or possibly Bethune, actually.

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Hodgson and Dill are Cabaret Rouge.

Shephard is in Lapugnoy.

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A lonely unkown Frenchman in a German Cemetery

He's Portugese ;)

dave

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