Lijssenthoek Cemetery There are just over 600 British war cemeteries in Belgium, a staggering figure, and to visit them all would be a major undertaking. I think we visited five, including Tyne Cot, and we chose them for a number of reasons - the grave of the youngest casualty on the Western Front, graves of … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Commonwealth War Cemeteries | Belgium
The Menin Gate, Ypres The Menin Gate dominates Ypres and it is probably the one Great War memorial that most people have heard of. It is also probably the most visited Great War memorial on the Western Front (see my post here about the daily Last Post Ceremony). The Menin Gate was designed in classical … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | The Menin Gate | Ypres | Belgium
At 8pm each and every evening, buglers from the Ypres Fire Service hold an act of remembrance under the Menin Gate and play the Last Post before observing a minute's silence. This act of remembrance has occurred daily since 1929. The only time it has not happened is during the German occupation in WW2. The … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Daily Act of Remembrance | Menin Gate | Ypres | Belgium
Our first Road Trip outside of the UK since the advent of the pandemic and BREXIT - we chose the small city of Ypres (also known as Ieper) in Flanders, Belgium as our destination - a ton of British Military History, great beer and delicious chocolate. 🙂 Grote Markt, Ypres The city of Ypres might … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Ypres | Belgium
It was the week of the European Road Trip. 🙂 We left London for four nights in Ypres, Belgium - lots more on that coming very soon :)I spent the Bank Holiday weekend on Life Admin - multiple loads of laundry, food shopping, photo editing, blog post planning, etc.