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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Looking for someone,Lost and Found.

 

17 comments:

Del said...

Has anyone got a contact address for Colin Crowe, please?

yvonneh said...

del I have robbie raven, sydney sparrow, rocky robins address but nor colin crow sorry.

Yvonneh said...

Sorry Del as you didnt comment I think I must have a different sense of humour to you.I was expecting one of your witty comments back, Apologies once again.

Anonymous said...

hi del i have colins phone no 02085683139 from tony ,spain.

Del said...

Hi, Anonymous, I rang Colin today and we had a good chat. I'm sending him a couple of photo's from the reunion, so thanks for your help.

jim davis said...

I've lost Yvonne. Come back Yvonne I promise to be good. ( I hope Ken is Ok.)
I was going to say I've lost Valb as well, but then I realized she is probably on holiday.

Val B said...

You've found me again Jim! It wasn't really a holiday just a couple of days in France, Flanders to be exact. Visited the military cemetry nr Ypres in Belgium where a relative is commemmorated.Went on to Bruges from there then got lost on the way back to hotel in France. Still, gourmet food and wine soon put us back in a good frame of mind again!No more breaks now until the New Year.

jim davis said...

Oh you poor thing Val, fancy having to wait all of that time till the new year for your next holiday. It's good to have you back though. I keep meaning to go and see the war graves, would you recommend it.?

georgek said...

Jim,myself and my two brothers-in-law visit war graves every year,France, Belgium,Holland in fact all over.We combine it with a famous battle,like the bulge,or the bridge at Arnham and try to follow the route that the army took.Some times we go by coach but mainly we sort it out ourselfs,our better halves cant wait.Next year we are going to try Berlin and surrounding areas.I recommend it Jim.

Val B said...

Yes Jim I would recommend it too. This is my fourth visit although I only go to the same cemetery at Poperinge, unlike George. I found my relative's grave location through the War Graves Commission website when it first went live. He was an uncle of my husband's who died at the age of 19. I still make a point of going and paying my respects on behalf of the Brooksies. A few years ago with Frank and Edna, we found a brilliant hotel in France not far from the border, where the food is superb,so we combine a little break with a visit to Uncle George as well.It is a very humbling experience to go there and see all those little white headstones with mere lads names on them.I usually have a tear in my eye when I leave there.Try it some day.

georgek said...

I have a relative in the war cemetery at ARRAS in France,he was killed in 1918 and belonged to the Middlesex regiment.I visited that grave a few years ago and placed a wooden cross at the foot of the grave,placing my hand on the top of the headstone to raise myself up,I got an ELECTRIC SHOCK.If that isnt spooky, well,I dont know what is.As Val says,be prepared to be humbled.

Yvonneh said...

Hi Jim
I am here Just reading all your caustic comments and laughing.My grandad, Frederick Holt, is buried in St Sever cemetery in Rouen. He was taken into a hospital. In my research I got copies of the medical records,he had bacillary dysentry which was improving then he developed pnuemonia and at first was recovering then suddenly deteriorated and died on 18th April 1917. He was in the Middlesex reg.
He left my grandmother, who died through drink a year later, my father plus four boys and four girls,aged from 4-15 they lived in Ladbroke Grove a 2 bed basement flat. his name is on the war . and he is buried there. I promised myself I would make the trip one day, but other things have taken president but one day------. I think it is great that people still remember and honour them. Carry on the good work George and Val.

John Eggins said...

Does anyone know of a family called Dormer in Cuckoo Ave?

I know the one in Greatdown Road.

John Eggins

jim davis said...

I guess I will have to go and see for myself after reading what you three have been saying. I have great respect for your opinions. ( Well at least one of you. )

yvonneh said...

Oh I see Jim, divide and rule, I think we can all see through your little foibles now.

georgek said...

Yvonne,have you swallowed a dictionary?

yvonneh said...

yep George, It all comes from where I was brung up, and as you saw by my little brothers diatribe earlier our mum came from Suffolk so we know all sorts of strange words, she never queued she cood, and I was always a silly great mauther. Spent a lot of time in Halesworth and Ditchingham where my gran and aunties lived.