Tag Archives: Bayeux

Normandy 2016 Day 9 – Barrie, Brewery, Beaches and Bayeux

Day 09 – Saturday 4th June Visiting St Vigor – where it all started Saturday morning saw us heading off to see Barrie & Stuart for a chat & a cuppa and to update them on our new discoveries. It’s great to see their reactions as they are so proud to have a piece of […]

Normandy June 2014 – Day#05 Tuesday 3rd June

At La Fiere A reasonably early start saw us arriving at the Sullivan family accommodation at La Fiere which is on the banks of the river Merderet which is a key battle in the history of the 82nd Airborne Division Elizabeth, Bill’s wife had found some old wartime photos of Bill that she brought out […]

Day 7: 6th June

Swapping history Before we could set off from Bayeux to meet Bill & Elizabeth Sullivan, we’d arranged to meet up with Stéphane Jacquet who is the curator of the museum at Tilly sur Seulles, just South of Bayeux. Stéphane and I had made contact through a Facebook group interested in the 6th Guards Tank Brigade […]

Day 6: 5th June

This was quite a busy day, covering Operation EPSOM, the “Scottish Corridor” and Hill 112 and then on the trail of Ray Elledge and Francis Gillespie with some “Calvados hunting” in between. Operation EPSOM, the “Scottish Corridor” and Hill 112 Last year, we had visited the “shoulder” of the Operation EPSOM battlefield when we took a look around Rauray & […]