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Month: April 2019

April at No.fifty6 – Spring is here and with it many stories to tell

Posted on 30th April 2019 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.

April at No.fifty6 – Spring is here and with it many stories to tell April - Hush, thrush! Hush, missen-thrush, I listen...
I heard the flush of footsteps through the loose leaves,
And a low whistle by the water's brim. (Wilfred Owen)

April brings spring in full glory here. The dawn chorus is in full voice, the daffodils give way to tulips and many of the fields are bright yellow with rape/colza. The weather has seesawed between hot and sunny with drinks on the terrace to wet, cold and very windy. Whatever the weather has brought us, the history of the Somme and the extraordinary events here have captured many of our guests this month with many thought provoking and poignant moments shared by all those who gather round our table. No one leaves the Somme unmarked by their experience here. It is like the men whose stories we can only begin to tell want everyone to take a piece of this place back in their hearts with them…

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