Category Archives: Staffordshire

OTD: Warsaw Uprising

On this day (01/08/1944) The Warsaw Uprising began. The Polish underground resistance, led by the Polish resistance Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa), attempted to liberate Warsaw from German occupation. The uprising was timed to coincide with the retreat of the … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, Hobbies and Interests, Memorials and Monuments, Military, On This Day, Retrospective, South Africa, Staffordshire, War, War Memorial, World War 2 | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on OTD: Warsaw Uprising

Merchant Navy Day

The 3rd of September is commemorated as Merchant Navy Day in the UK, and as such we commemorate the men and women of the Merchant Navy who lost their lives in the service of their country. Their contribution to the … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, Hobbies and Interests, Liverpool, London, Memorials and Monuments, Military, Personal, Photo Essay, Staffordshire, Transportation, United Kingdom, War Memorial, World War 1, World War 2 | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Merchant Navy Day

Buried Him Among Kings

Last night, while reading about the Unknown Soldier, it struck me that I had seen the graves of at least 3 kings. I am not a royalty fan as a rule, because a lot of the misery in this world … Continue reading

Posted in Churches and Cathedrals, Gloucestershire, Heritage, Hobbies and Interests, Lichfield, London, Memorials and Monuments, Staffordshire, Tewkesbury, United Kingdom, Warwickshire, Worcestershire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Buried Him Among Kings

The Sleeping Children

I love Cathedrals and old churches, and usually make an effort to have a look at them whenever I am near one. The one attraction that always draws me are the wall memorials and of course the effigies. I have … Continue reading

Posted in Churches and Cathedrals, Heritage, Lichfield, Memorials and Monuments, Personal, Staffordshire, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Sleeping Children

By the time you read this….

I will be Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. Yes, it is true, I am starting a new job on Wednesday. The last week in Staffordshire was kind of crazy and I had to make a decision in a hurry as to what … Continue reading

Posted in Burntwood and Chasetown, Gloucestershire, Personal, Staffordshire, Tewkesbury, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on By the time you read this….