Sunday, September 24, 2017

Wanna buy a pub in Britain?

Visit the Keep Wistow Flowing site
When my parents moved to Wistow it was described as an English village with a nice Norman church and even better Anglo-Saxon pub.  However the pub is in danger. 

The Three Horseshoes is closing unless the locals can find a buyer or band together to buy it as a community benefit. A copy of the presentation is here.  With the right management - and range of real ales - this place would be stormingly good. But time is running out.

Monday, September 4, 2017

4 September 1917 - With the Irish Guards

On Active Service: 4th September 1917
"Just a line to let you know that I am in the best of health"

Sunday, July 16, 2017

July 1917 - With the Irish Guards

Field Post Office - July 1917

"My dearest Jeanie, Just a postcard to let you know that I am keeping in the best of health... we are having grand weather here today..."
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"From the 16th to the 23rd July their mornings were spent at every sort of drill—smoke-helmet drill, musketry, wiring, Lewis-gun, etc., and their afternoons in going over the training-ground and practising attacks. All that time the weather was perfect. As soon as they moved away to Proven and into the battle-area on July 25 heavy rain began..." Kipling's History of the Irish Guards