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  1. RHB

    There but not there

    There was a chunk of BBC Breakfast time about this Charity this morning. Following on from the poppy displays at the Tower a few years back a new project has been set up to remember those that fell in the first World War. Profits from sales from the web site will go towards the following...
  2. RobM

    Vormezeele war graves

    My grandfather met an untimely end in Flanders in 1917. I'm going to visit his grave on the anniversary of his death (99th). Has anyone here been and if so, how did you find the experience? (Checks spelling.. Voormezeele, near Ypres.
  3. Uncle Leo

    Oveur and Out

    What's my clearance Clarence? Actor Peter Graves dies aged 83 Have you ever seen a grown man naked?
  4. The Last Post at Melin

    Visited Ieper to see/learn the madness of WW1,The last post played at 8pm every night was a truly moving experience,The 56000 soldiers missing in action is a very sobering thought.The battle of Passchendale must rank as the worse act of madness from crazed generals of all time,Allowing troops to...
  5. Benfleet A1

    A Recovery Nightmare

    It all started normally. Flat battery in South Woodham Ferrers, clutch gone on an VW Camper in Westcliff another flat battery at Southend Hospital. All run of the mill stuff. Then I got a call for an Ford Scorpio in Pitsea with a wheel bearing gone and needing recovery to Great Yarmouth. That'll...
  6. The death of democracy

    A violin player plays a sad lament.... Small children cry.... Here lies democracy... For it was murdered today by one man..... John "Pol Pot Stalin Mugabe" Crickson.... Children: Yet another reason to NEVER trust a hippy.....
  7. Mark Gower

    Wants to leave us, orient came in with a bid for him, which he turned down the reason. I owe southend fans more than that, going to their rivals A top man for this, but he has stated privately to his friends, that he wants last pay day before he reaches the gravestone for midfielders 30. I...
  8. Bielzibubz

    Family History & Genealogy research

    When my mother sadly passed away in 2005 my sister and I got to thinking about our family history. At this point we realised we knew virtually nothing about my father, his family or that side of the family. We knew where he grew up and that was it. My mother never talked about that side to the...