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This exhibit is a fiberglass model used to create the bronze statue that now stands in Whitehall Place, London. The London statue was unveiled by the Royal Tank Regiment’’s Colonel in Chief, Her Majesty the Queen, on the 13th of June 2000.
The memorial depicts a Comet Tank Crew and is a permanent tribute to those [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 23rd 2019

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VE Day

Today is the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the public holiday that was celebrated in Britain on 8th May 1945 marking the end of WWII. As a sign of respect a two minute silence was observed at my place of work.

Huge crowds gathered in London on the following day. At 3pm Churchill made a radio [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 8th 2015

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8 Comments CherryPie on May 15th 2014

…and in the morning, we will remember them.

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2013

… and you took me in.
This is a window from All Saints Church that can be found within the grounds of Sudbury Hall.  A plaque in front of the window gives the following information:

When war was declared in 1939, Manchester like many other cities moved fast to protect its young; living in and near to [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on May 21st 2011

Although I have been reading plenty of books and have several on the go it has been a long time since I did a book review.  I thought it was about time I changed that.
Synopsis (from the book cover):
Two beautiful women.  One mysterious man.  Separated by culture, class and war.
In the heat and bustle of [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jul 6th 2010

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