Tag: Ypres

Walking Ypres: Sanctuary Wood

In this episode we walk from the Menin Road, along Maple Avenue to Sanctuary Wood British Cemetery, visiting the grave of Gilbert Talbot and a private memorial to an officer killed nearby. We also see the Trench Museum at Sanctuary Wood, and finish on… Continue Reading “Walking Ypres: Sanctuary Wood”

Walking Ypres: Kemmel Hill

In this episode we walk from the village of Locre (now Loker) to Kemmel Hill in Flanders. Along the way we discuss men who were Shot at Dawn, an Irish Nationalist MP Willie Redmond, life behind the lines and the importance of the high… Continue Reading “Walking Ypres: Kemmel Hill”

Walking Ypres: The Messines Ridge

In this episode we start in the village of Wulverghem and walk via Ration Farm, and some battlefield cemeteries, up onto the Messines Ridge. This weeks WW1 object is a collection of ‘Fragments From France’ magazines and we discuss the work of cartoonist Bruce… Continue Reading “Walking Ypres: The Messines Ridge”

Ypres Battlefield Archaeology & Essex Farm

In this episode we look at Battlefield Archaeology carried out by the Diggers near Ypres in 2001-2002, examine an original piece of recovered archaeology and visit the Advanced Dressing Station bunkers at Essex Farm, on the battlefields close to Ypres in Flanders.  Podcast Episode… Continue Reading “Ypres Battlefield Archaeology & Essex Farm”