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Tag Archives: WW1
Sadly I was at work and couldn’t make the Brownhills Centenary Remembrance Service for the Battle of the Somme yesterday (Friday, 1st July 2016) – but reader and top friend of the blog David Evans did, and he was kind enough to provide the following emotive account and photos.
Fantastic scenes at Oak Park last Tuesday evening (2nd February 2016) as Walsall Wood smashed their way to a 6 – 1 victory over visitors Rocester – congratulations to the Woodmen on a great victory!
Kate Cardigan Gomez from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is really going some with her local history group, Lichfield Discovered – in the next week they have two events, one of which is tonight, and on an appropriate Great War theme, with author Joss Musgrave Knibb.
This is just a quick note to flag up what looks to be an interesting, engaging and relevant talk by an excellent speaker coming up at Walsall Local History Centre next Monday evening, when Major Ted Green (Retired) will present an illustrated talk entitled ‘The South Staffords in World War 1’.
Walsall Wood FC entertained Rocester yesterday, for what was the last game of the season – and coupled with the World War One tribute, it was a great spectacle – not only that, the Woodmen thrashed Rocester, to finish a great and unique season on somewhat of a high.
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Walsall Wood FC entertain Rocester this Saturday, for what will be the last game of the season – and it promises to be be a cracker, not just for the soccer, but for the spectacle itself, as the match will be staged in commemoration of the the local folk who fought in the Great War.
In recognition of the day, the Young David Evans sent me some rather wonderful photos a couple of days ago – as readers will know, David has a particular interest in the wars in Europe, and has strong connections to Messines and the place where the celebrated First World War Christmas truce and football match is believed to have started.
Earlier in the year, reader and friend of the blog David Evans suggested I run an article about the truce at Messines over Christmas in 1914. This outbreak of humanity in the midst of one of the bloodiest wars the world had ever witnessed, captured the popular imagination for years. The idea of opposing sides downing weapons and joining in a game of football in no man’s land is enchanting and solid, and has featured in many forms of pop culture – from rock music videos to films and books.
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