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Leaving tomorrow to meet up with some fellow travellers.

Early ferry on Sunday then down to the Somme for a couple

of days and then a couple of days in the Salient.

My mate is diong the itinerary so we could end up anywhere;

depends on who wants to see what.

Will be visiting Rancourt, Delville Wood, Lapugnoy, Le Trou Aid Post

and Belgian Battery Corner for my relatives hopefully and also

Ploegsteert Memorial.

Back at the end of next week.

Thanks to everybody for the never ending help.

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Have a good one, and take my word for it - having a Passport might not be essential, but it is less stressful.

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Have a good trip - sure you will. If you have time, say hello to the 9th Notts & Derby men at Lapugnoy -

Ernest Hancock and Alfred Wadsworth.

Delville Wood - James Walters - his headstone has 17 years but he was 16. Joined up aged 15 and served on Gallipoli.

His Mum was in the process of getting him out when he was loaned to the South Staffs on the Somme.

The cross we left at Easter may still be there.

steve m

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Guest KevinEndon

if you need someone to carry your cases i can get to Dover before you sail. have a good un.

Kevin (green but not with envy)

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if you need someone to carry your cases i can get to Dover before you sail. have a good un.

Kevin (green but not with envy)

Kevin, not at 70mph !!!

Tony

:lol:

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Check out the Museum and the Chapel at Rancourt French National Cemetery,very moving and interesting.

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Don't go near the woods though.

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Went in the Woods a Few Years Back very Early One Morning,was Surprised at the amount of French and German items still Lying around,or simply ploughed up and chucked to One Side by the Farmer.Took some Photos then Skedaddled back to the Hotel Prieure for Brekkie.

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Good trip,

if you have time walk in the auberge opposite ploegsteert Memorial to say hello.

Claude

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Check out the Museum and the Chapel at Rancourt French National Cemetery,very moving and interesting.

And sometimes closed.

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What is the issue with the woods?

tony

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Saw most of what we went to see - didn't see any of your replies before I went so missed out on your requests and didn't go to Rancourt in the end. Shortened the trip on Thursday as P & O had cancelled all their sailings and we had to hastily rebook an earlier ferry from Dunkirk. Next time though, next time............................

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  • 2 weeks later...

What was the Hotel Prieure like? I haven't stayed there for nearly twenty years but it's an option on our Somme visit this August.

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Mark,

My husband stayed there last year- he says it is good, clean and comfortable. Food is good too.

Regards, Michelle

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