A few weeks ago i wrote a number of posts about 9 young trainee airmen from the first world war, buried in a small village cemetary on the English/ Welsh border. I wrote their stories, as best i could and what happened to them. The Shotwick 9 – South Africa and England. The Shotwick 9 – … Continue reading The Shotwick 9 – The airfield
These new postboxes in the UK remind me of conjoined twins. I don't undertand but they appear to be two seperate postboxes joined together. And beware if you put your letter in the wrong box ! It might not get to its destination at all !
If you're having a bad day or just need cheering up then here is a flower, preserved in ice, sent from me to you. The daffodils are at their best at the moment. The ice respresents how cold it has been in the UK since Easter.
This is the home of what remains of U534, the last U-Boat ever to set sail. On May 5th 1945, the day after all German forces had surrenderd U534 was spotted sailing of the Danish coast and was sunk by an RAF Liberator. Amazingly all the crew escaped but sadly two died waiting to be … Continue reading The last U-Boat
My anxiety has been affecting me this past week or so and i initially struggled to understand why it wasn't going away. And then i realised. I am very nervous about coming out of lockdown. Here in the UK the lockdown is gradually easing. Schools are back, upto 6 people can meet up and from … Continue reading Will Post Lockdown Anxiety be a thing ?
A beautiful statue in Birkenhead dedicated to the First World War poet Wilfred Owen who went to school here. Anyone who knows me or follows this blog knows i suffer from anxiety. Health anxiety in particular. I get an ache, pain or twinge and my mind convinces me its a heart problem. I see an … Continue reading Hello darkness…my old friend…
The regulations eased a bit this week. We can now met upto 6 other people outdoors and join family in their gardens. Shops open on April 12th so until then this is what our City High Streets look like here in the UK.
Hight Tide at Hoylake, Wirral. 11.10am March 29th 2021. 12 sec @f11. 100 iso.
The last two stories belong to a South African and a Englishman born in France. Lieutenant Hugh Robert Fuhr RAF 67th Training Squadron - died 10am 14th June 1918 - aged 19 Born on August 24th 1898, he was the eldest son of Harry Augustus and Marie Elise Fuhr of 31 Upper Albert Rd, King … Continue reading The Shotwick 9 – South Africa and England.
Three of the airmen buried in Shotwick were from the USA, New York, Hyde Park & Arlington Heights to be specific. These are their stories. Lieutenant Leornard Sowersby Morange RAF 55th Training Dept Station - died 11 August 1918 - age 22 Son of Edward A and Julia Sowersby Morange of Bronxville, New York, USA. … Continue reading The Shotwick 9 – The American pilots