In memoriam: A trip to pay tribute on the Somme

Peter Simpson drags his teenager away from the comfort of the fighting computer game Fortnite to show him the stage of real war. We in Britain have been true to our word, making great efforts to remember those who laid down their lives. But time passes, memories fade, priorities change…

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Pink Floyd – on the walls of ancient Pompeii

Bouncing off the ancient walls of Pompeii’s amphitheatre, Pink Floyd’s synthesised sonics were as much of a surprise to my fellow tourists as the first deep growl from Mount Vesuvius must have been to the city’s inhabitants 1,900 years before. A fan on a bucket-list pilgrimage, top of the list was…

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T is for Thailand, Tahiti, Tibet – and Telford!

When Denise Tayler decided to retire as Editor of C4S she got out her travel bucket list, snubbed the sun and instead embarked on a journey of discovery into the heart of Britain’s illustrious heritage. Following my recent decision to retire from publishing, I inevitably thought about a trip away…

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