We were visiting Ironbridge with friends and as they were the ones organising the trip we hadn’t given too much thought to exactly what we were going to do. We had assumed our day would be organised once all of us had arrived and had had a coffee or two. I did though the time to work out the best place to park – the long stay car-park south of the town! Not only is this a convenient place to leave the car in Ironbridge but you will find here an excellent assortment of information leaflets plus you immediately get to walk across the star attraction – The Iron Bridge.
I was in Belgium for the Centenary of Passchendaele. A hundred years ago today my Great Uncle Thomas was also in Belgium. It was to be his last day on this earth. He died 31st July 1917, the first day of the 3rd Battle of Ypres.