Gotcha'...Herb'...yes.. I gather that a large collection over many years can be a sought after item.../...I amassed a large stack once...but chucked em'....oh well !.../..I will save my last one ever though.........All the best from Dave.
Thanks quatreulls, it was so long ago I'd forgotten all about it!!!
A Tenerife sunset!
See previous photo.
Photo taken by my better half from their villa in Golf Del Sur! Mount Teide is a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is 3,718 metres (12,198 ft) high which is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level of the islands in the Atlantic. At 7,500 ft from its base on the ocean floor it is the third highest volcano on a volcanic ocean island in the world after Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa in Hawaii. Its elevation makes Tenerife the tenth highest island in the world. It remains active and its last eruption occurred in 1909.
I recall reading that the ravens were taken to a safe place during the "Bird flu" period, so they wouldn't get in contact with wild birds. We all know what will happen to the kingdom if they disappear...
Thanks for looking, Dave. Every family has its history I guess and I could so easily have gone to the USA with mum in 1946. Good job I didn't 'cos I'd probably have copped VietNam! Good job Grandad stopped us going! Yeah lots of our family members in Ravensden church and Sharnbrook and Elstow churches too! Also several old school chums in Sharnbrook church!!! If you GE Ravensden and go up the High Street past the Horse & Jockey pub to the end you'll find the former Police House where the family lived during the war on the left. It has been completely rebuilt but has retained some of the old brickwork and the old police stone plaque.
This memorial had been sited on the Thurleigh to Keysoe road on the outskirts of the airfield for over sixty years and when it was vandalised it was decided to re-dedicate the memorial at this museum. A great choice in my opinion and the old boy who looks after it who is now in his seventies and who lives in nearby Keysoe has assured me that his two sons will carry on the good work when he can no longer keep it up. The old chap, who was a schoolboy during the war and who remembers the Yanks being there, is a walking encyclopaedia and it was good to hear his stories as to how some of the exhibits came to be at the museum.
Immaculate....did you get a lump in your throat....Geoff..?
We did the Somme .. Ypres... Menin Gate and 'Puchevillers' British cemetery where we have a relative...and it was most moving.../.. Dave.