Beamish Museum WW1 Transport~ Part 4

Part 1 HERE     Part 2 HERE   Part 3 HERE   Coming to the end of our day out now and first off some WW1 Nurses There were quite a few horse-drawn buggies with WW1 re-enactors driving them           as well as the odd motor vehicle and a genuine WW1 airplane, though it might need some restoration yet We had lunch in one of the cafe’s   and rode on this bus to take ‘aerial’ shots 🙂     They had some horses ploughing fields and I used my telephoto to take some pictures of the horses and…

Beamish Museum WW1 Transport ~ part 3

Part 1 HERE  Part 2 HERE The museum is currently undergoing an £18million expansion, to include a 1950s Town and coaching inn.  They have a huge store cupboard where they’re getting stuff together for it. This next shot is of a contraption that was used by hairdressers to perm ladies hair! apparently they would sometimes, catch fire, or blow up, and some ladies were severely burned or died! Wall to wall retro!           Well that’s it for a look round the museum’s store cupboard, not usually open when we’ve been before, can’t wait to see the…

Beamish Museum WW1 Transport ~ Part 2

Part 1 HERE We came across a lot of horses, and people whilst we wandered around the museum The 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1759 and notable for its participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. These chaps were acting the part.   They also had a WW1 canteen up and running   All images can be embiggened by clicking on them, where they look much bigger. And better. 😀 Stay tooned more to come. 🙂 SaveSave

Beamish Museum ~ WW1 ~ Horses Edition ~ April 2018 ~ part 1

In April 2016 Sophie and I went along to the WW1 Vehicles & Steam fair at Beamish Museum.  On checking their website we found that this year they were doing horses of WW1.  The horses were not 100 years old of course, but there were people were all dressed up in period costume and showing how horses were used back then, so off we went to ride the trams and take photo’s of everything. The Circle is our favourite tram, and Sophie and I really want to sit on the balcony bit at the top there, but so far we…

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In 2009 Phil and I went to France, to follow in my Grandad’s footsteps in the 1st World War, and to find the grave of his best friend William Harrold, who he had joined up with.  Grandad made it through the war, but William died on 30 October 1917, 3 weeks after coming back to the war after having leave at home, where he had married his sweetheart Doris. I have both their military records, and neither had distinguished medals or mentions in despatches, but  William died for his country, and Grandad lived to bring up a great family. They…