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GAIUS 1999-2018

Posted: December 31, 2018 in Uncategorized


Farewell and rest in peace little man,

my heart is broken


Posted: December 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

My Favourite Things…….

Posted: November 22, 2018 in Uncategorized


I still have to pinch myself that this has actually happened. Over 2.5 years in the making from my original email to the Parish Council leading to my involvement and determination to push this through. I am so proud of the parishioners who donated so generously to this cause that I hold so dear. Those dark days walking on my own a 30 square mile parish through mud and snow with begging letters seem like a distant memory.

Short clip on ITV Meridian of the Service. After over 2 & a half years of hard work my efforts have finally come to fruition

Even back then, the future England Manager clearly had a penchant for waistcoat’s (and blue shirts). Circa 1992 or 1994 Crystal Palace end of season Player of the Year disco at “Crystals”.

02 waistcoat

Note below, the sartorial lengths Mr Southgate has gone to by unbuttoning the bottom button after Edward VII’s innovation thanks to his ever expanding waistline or dandy Beau Brummel’s habit of wearing 2 waistcoats and wanting  his admirer’s to the see both articles of clothing.

waistcoat 01



Source: Interview with Hermann Luttmann Designer of Miracle at Dunkerque from Legion Wargames

F G Room VC a4

Frederick George Room 1895-1932

100 years ago today

THE LONDON GAZETTE – Oct 17th 1917

No.8614 Pte (actg L./Cpl) Frederick G Room, 2Bn R.Ir. Regt. (Bristol)

“For most conspicuous bravery when in charge of his company of stretcher bearers. During the day the company had many casualties, principally from enemy machine guns and snipers. The company was holding a line of shell holes and short trenches. L./Cpl. Room worked continuously under intense fire, dressing the wounded and helping evacuate them. Throughout this period, with complete disregard for his own life, he showed unremitting devotion to his duties. By his courage and fearlessness he was the means of saving many comrades lives.”

3rd Ypres – Passchendaele – Frezenberg 16 Aug 1917