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Signing up to the new newsletter

These are the steps that you need to follow in order to sign up to the newsletter Step 1 – fill in your details Step 2 – Choose HTML or Text format & click subscribe When you click subscribe, you’ll see this message appear and an email should land in your inbox – please check […]

Updates and things…

Swans swimming along… Whilst on the face of it, everything has been a bit quiet on the website front on the research project… in fact it’s a bit like a swan swimming along – serene and  gentle on the surface and paddling madly underwater! In fact, also, work has been getting in the way & […]

Normandy 2017 Day 1- Using the Good Beer Guide to the full

Day 1 – Tuesday 30th May Using the Good Beer Guide in non traditional ways We started by heading towards Aylesbury where we used the CamRA Good Beer Guide to find a pub that was not in the guide! It was called The Plough. Unfortunately, the beer that we wanted (one brewed locally) was not […]

Normandy 2016 Day 3 – The calm before the storm!

Sunday 29th May was a tough day… longing out at Glyn’s & getting ready for our trip out to Normandy

Normandy 2016 Day 2 – Black Country brewery tour

Day 02– Saturday 28th May Final checks at the garage An early start saw me at Ashley’s garage & 10 minutes later with a little half-horseshoe clip back in place & the engine washed off of surplus diesel, I was back on the road south to Glyn’s. Black Country Brewery tour On arrival, though slightly […]

Flt Lt Tony Cooper L d’H

Sadly, just a few days short of what would have been his 101st birthday, ex Flt Lt Tony Cooper has passed away. Tony was a wonderful gentleman, always giving of his time & willing to share anecdotes of his time with 64 Squadron RAF & especially of his friendship with Flt Lt John Harder. Tony […]

Men in the Shed on Facebook

Having thought about this for a while, we’ve decided to take the project to Facebook. This doesn’t mean that this website will be discontinued; far from it, there’s still plenty to add. However, with more & more people searching Facebook for friends & relatives, it just seemed to be the logical next step. We’ve set […]

Make a Donation

Following a recent email discussion with some of the family members of the guys that I’m researching, I’ve decided to set up the ability for people to make  a donation towards the cost of the ongoing research via a PayPal account. Any funds received will help pay towards the hosting of this site & research […]

Getting ready

So, off to Normandy, soon, with lots of plans made (some of which might actually work!) I’ve still got to book the one night’s accommodation (nothing like leaving till the last minute!) & make sure that I’ve arranged all that needs arranging… But there are two imponderables for this year… the first is whether the French […]

Normandy September 2015 – Day #04 – Saturday 12th September 2015

Today started wet – our first bad weather day – but as we were largely travelling, at least to start with, that didn’t matter much. We were off to join in with a Remembrance/Commemoration service at the village of Norolles (just north of Lisieux) as we’d been invited by a French Historian – JeanMarc Lesueur. […]