Tag Archives: Tower of London

Blooming Marvellous

To central London for a late Jublee celebration. Some cool person came up with the idea of taking the moat around the Tower of London, which is normally like this… minus the poppies, i.e. a large lawn, and turning it … Continue reading

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Week Three: 2022

Back in 2014, a rather amazing installation took place in the moat at the Tower of London. I imagine most of the readers know about the Tower which, like a lot of TV celebrities, is smaller than you expect. It’s … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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William Harding Dyson 1896 – 1917 – one young man’s story

  William Dyson, Willie to his family, was born at the back end of the 19th Century into a reasonably comfortable family in Linton, in Cambridgeshire. He had two brothers, Allen and Edward and three sisters Mabel (Mabs), Gladys (Glad) … Continue reading

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