Tag Archives: WW1

In the centre of Amiens

This dramatic war memorial is in the centre of one of my favourite French cities – Amiens – which I am lucky enough to visit quite frequently when leading First World War battlefield tours.  I find the imposing scale of … Continue reading

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A long break

Well, it’s been around three weeks since I last posted up a photo – sorry about that!  I’ve had a busy few weeks toing and froing from the WW1 battlefields of France and Belgium with tour groups, beginning with a … Continue reading

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Garden walk

In the course of my work on the First World War, I am starting to learn a fair amount about Rudyard Kipling who not only lost his son in the conflict, but also helped the Imperial War Graves Commission (as … Continue reading

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A memorial in Amiens

As part of my First World War photography project, I visited Amiens last year – a city which, in 1918 at least, found itself just a short distance behind the front lines of the fighting.  The memorial in today’s image … Continue reading

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Lamps

As my blog is titled “Lamp for the Journey”, I thought it was high time we actually saw some lamps.  So here we go.  Today’s picture is of one of the splendid lamp fittings on Freemasons’ Hall near Covent Garden … Continue reading

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A trip to France

I am just back from a few days away photographing a series of WW1 commemorative events organised by the Western Front Association (WFA).  The trip began in Wiltshire, and broadly followed the route of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) in … Continue reading

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One hundred years on

As my regular readers will know, I am working on a photography project as part of the WW1 centenary commemorations.  The aim  is to photograph sites associated with the conflict at around the time of their centenary, and then to … Continue reading

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What catches your eye?

It’s often fascinating to look back at old photos and just to notice what caught your eye.  Today’s photo offering is another one from my Hertford collection, taken several years ago, and it shows the rather beautiful war memorial in … Continue reading

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New Year 2014

New Year is not generally a festival to set my pulse racing.  I’ve never been one for big new year’s eve parties.  I’m not a grumpy misanthrope (at least I don’t think I am), but I don’t always feel particularly … Continue reading

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Toothache

It was the toothache that really struck me. Not my own, you understand – I am not about to turn this into a blog about my ills and ailments.  This toothache was about 100 years old. Allow me to explain. … Continue reading

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