Tag Archives: Tilly sur Seulles

Normandy 2018 Day 4 – Tilly book fair, Hottot and photo tour

Day 4 – Sunday 3rd June Tilly sur Seulles Salon du Livre We tried to be up early for breakfast. Aiming to be at the “Tilly Book Fair” run at the museum by our friend Stéphane Jacquet from the start. Unfortunately, Glyn had not re-set his alarm to French time. Whilst he lay thinking there […]

Normandy 2017 Day 9 – Estry, Deep Purple, barbed wire and beer

Day 9 – Wednesday 7th June A walk around Estry This morning we spent time looking around the village of Estry. Taking photographs of the locations of damaged and destroyed Churchill tanks following the battle to liberate the village. Colin needed these in relation to his war gaming group, and his military history society.   […]

Normandy 2017 Day 6 – With the Green Howards

Day 6 – Sunday 4th June With the Green Howards After breakfast at a leisurely 8:30 in the morning we headed off to the village of Crépon.  To attend a ceremony dedicated to the Green Howards, one of the Battalions that some of The Men in the Shed were from. We were that it would […]

Normandy 2016 Day 10 – On Hill 112 with a 25pdr photoshoot

Day 10 – Sunday 5th June Hill 112 with Albert Figg An awesome breakfast restored our good humour (as did my increasing fluency in French – this time unaided by Calvados & wine!). Mme Baratte explained that she sometimes enjoyed doing some silly & unusual things… such as making jam from Earl Grey tea or […]

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. They are so proud to have a piece of “real […]

Normandy June 2015 – Day#08 Sunday 7th June

Tilly, M. Filoche and Jublains Another hot day dawned. We had seen a weather forecast for this week before leaving England that had been bad. So, we had been exceptionally lucky to have had, largely, sunny hot days. However, the heat might make the journey to see M. Filoche, and the Roman ruins at Jublains, […]

Normandy August 2014 – Day#04 – Saturday 16th August

Preparations for the “Men in the Shed” talk So, the Big Day dawned… Today was the day chosen to celebrate the Liberation, 70 years ago on 14th August 1944, of St Vigor des Mezerets  by 43rd Wessex Infantry Division (the same one that Albert Figg fought with). As part of the celebrations, following the various […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#9 Sunday 9th June

Tilly Book Fair and balloons Tilly Book Fair The “Salon du Livre de la Battaille de Normandie” or “Tilly Book Fair of the Battle of Normandy” is now in it’s fifth year. The “brainchild” of the Tilly 1944 Association and in particular the curator of the museum at Tilly sur Seulles  – Stéphane Jacquet – […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#6 Thursday 6th June

Bocage, Hill 226 and St Charles de Percy Bocage bagging When reading & talking about the post D-Day fighting one word crops up time and again: “Bocage”. So what was “Bocage” or “The Hedgerow Country” as Americans called it? A dictionary definition is: “the wooded countryside characteristic of northern France, with small irregular-shaped fields and […]

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 […]