Hello fellow followers of the French trip. Last night was hectic, everyone was tired and bothered also everyone was messing about. Today in Poppies everyone was having toast with nuttela. Now we are at a memorial and a crater which is in Somme.
The crater is 30 metres deep and once you get in there there’s no getting out! Now we are heading to loads of memorials and we have just past mouquet farm, now we have passed a building with two rifles with bayonets we are heading to another memorial called Thiepval.
The Thiepval memorial is the memorial of the missing.There are 300 British graves and 300 French graves.In the tall building there are thousands of names inscribed and several names have been rubbed out due to the fact that they are now discovered. Almost 1,300 people have been found during the past few years.
Now we head to Newfoundland memorial park where there is a couple of British cemeteries. There are many trenches twisting and turning around this memorial.There are said to be about 25 people left in the ground there still!
We ate lunch back at Poppies. Poppies had provided us with a packed lunch.Inside our packed lunch we had a cheese Baguette and a packet of maltesers ,apple and a bottle of water.
On the coach on the way to Senlis we are having a sing song to some of our CDs that we brought. We have seen a German cemetery from world war 1 along the way just outside Albert.We have been passing lots of countryside. It is very pretty outside.
When we got to Senlis we walked to the cathedral to look around. We noticed that the streets were cobbled. Outside the cathedral everyone sat down to draw and take pictures of the main building. We split up, half of us went inside and half of us went around the town of Senlis. The cathedral was really pretty with the stained glass windows.The town wasn’t very modern and was just cobbled Streets all round. We enjoyed our walk and had a really had a good time.
We have some pictures.They are of us all in front of the memorial by the crater.Another one is a side view of the caribou at the Newfoundland memorial.The next picture is of Thiepval memorial building. The final is a front view of Senlis cathedral the Notre Dame!
We hope that you have enjoyed hearing about Day two on the French trip.
We are missing everyone back there.
Hope your having fun!
Today we had a great day taking in history and culture. Learning all about the war and old towns was fun. We are looking forward to tomorrow and we are sure that there will be people doing updates in future of this trip.