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WW1 History at Cannock Chase: Tackeroo - The Sound of Silence

WW1 History at Cannock Chase: Tackeroo – The Sound of Silence

Originally posted on cazzypotsblog:

Cannock Chase is a mixed area of countryside in the county of Staffordshire, England. The area has been designated as the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also very proud of its long association with the military.

Restored hut

Restored hut

At the Marquis Drive visitor area (Hednesford, Near Cannock, WS12 4PW) an original wooden war hut has been…

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Face To Face With The Past … .

Face To Face With The Past … .

30th April 2014

As I was taking photos in Ryecroft Cemetery for my previous blog post I noticed a pair of old, worn gravestones leaning against a nearby hedge. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted the words “accidentally drowned”, so I looked closer … .

Turns out one of the headstones was from the grave of Edward James Oakley, who drowned in Hatherton lake, in what is now Walsall Arboretum,…

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Don’t Fence Me In … . .

Don’t Fence Me In … . .

Walsall from Barr Beacon

30th April 2014

 Walking through the local cemetery today I noticed that some tree-felling was being carried out. The workmen appeared to have finished for the day, leaving the segments of tree trunks that had grown through the railings still in place.

Amazing how over time the growing trees have entwined themselves around the bars of the railings …

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