The last U-Boat

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

Remembering the Shotwick 9 – Two incidents on one day

I wrote yesterday about the WW1 pilots graves i have discovered in a village not far from where i live. This is the first of their stories. Flying Cadet Vernon Francis Gibson 51st Training Depot Station - British - died saturday November 9th 1918 aged 19 Vernon Gibson was only 19 years old when he … Continue reading Remembering the Shotwick 9 – Two incidents on one day

Remembering the Fallen

I bought my daughter a book of WW1 poetry recently and it has inadvertently started me on another quest. The search for local Commonwealth War Graves in my area from the first world war, hopefully telling you the tales of the fallen; respectfully attempting to remember them 100 years on. This all started with my … Continue reading Remembering the Fallen

In memory of a fan

Walking around Chester City's football ground yesterday i was suddenly drawn to a tree, standing alone, away from the stadium. In its branches fluttered scraps of old material. However, as i drew closer i realised that it wasnt old rags but the remains of a supporters shirt and scarf, a supporter who passed on last … Continue reading In memory of a fan

This is a Big River

This is the River Mersey and the city of Liverpool in the UK as it was yesterday, February 22nd 2021, day 336 of lockdown. As a waterfront it must rank as one of the most iconic in the World next to the New York skyline and it is a view that never ceases to recharge … Continue reading This is a Big River

The Beatles and Operation Big Beat

New Brighton is an old victorian town built on the banks of the River Mersey, opposite Liverpool. It has gone through many transformations over the years but in the 1960s it hit a particular highspot. The Tower Ballroom, the remaining brick structure from the country's tallest tower, became the second most played venue by The … Continue reading The Beatles and Operation Big Beat

Change happens fast

This time last year i wrote a piece on here questioning the purpose of Christmas. As an observation of its time it stands honest. However in the climate of 2020 it sounds very dated. You see, change happens so very fast that we often can't see it. One minute we live in a selfish world … Continue reading Change happens fast