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Old 10-01-2017, 08:58 PM
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Default Potential GTG - Belgium WW1 Battlefields

Having spoken to MissyD and others I would like to propose a GTG to Ieper (Ypres) to visit various WWI battlefields next April.

Ieper is 75 minutes drive from Calais by motorway/A roads.

Possible timetable for a day event is to leave Folkestone around 8 am (Eurotunnel) and returning from Calais around 10.30 pm into Folkestone.

So travel to meet for coffee around 11.00 am at Sanctuary Wood - café + site of trenches
Lunch at café at Hooge Crater Museum
Afternoon visit to Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (Ypres)
early evening meal in Ypres
8 pm - Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate, Ypres
8.30 departure back to UK to catch 10.20 departure to Folkestone

(People can also arrive Friday and/or stay Saturday night - Ieper is a friendly town with lots of English/English descendants living there).

Living in Kent, am happy to offer 3 car share places - but a nice easy drive!

If there is an interest I will post more specific details.

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Old 10-01-2017, 09:06 PM
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I would be up for this trip sir.........
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Sounds like a good trip. There is a brilliant Flanders Fields museum in Ypres. Let me know the dates.
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I'd love to do this - there are some seriously interesting places to visit (the tunnels for example) and some that are just plain moving.

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...7pBtcQoioIdDAK

Unfortunately we have already booked to be somewhere else so won't be able to make it.
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Bahhh change the date out of April for the KostKiwis and I'd seriously be up for this too..!!! How about June, if we're going to Wipers let's make it fitting.
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Bahhh change the date out of April for the KostKiwis and I'd seriously be up for this too..!!! How about June, if we're going to Wipers let's make it fitting.
You just bullseyed the other moth we're away!

Current plans are we're (I'm) moving the boat from Beziers to Fourgues-sur-Garonne via the Canal du Midi and Canal lateral du Garonne in June
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You just bullseyed the other moth we're away!

Current plans are we're (I'm) moving the boat from Beziers to Fourgues-sur-Garonne via the Canal du Midi and Canal lateral du Garonne in June
May then!

"Work from home" April-June inc and your boss will never know!!! Then just get Rose to conduct a fact-finding tour of Gestamp and SNOP (many French plants) on her own initiative and job's a good un!

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Nick, would be interested but could you advise the dates as soon as you know. Having never driven on the continent I'm a bit apprehensive about the experience ... could I follow someone?
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Nick, would be interested but could you advise the dates as soon as you know. Having never driven on the continent I'm a bit apprehensive about the experience ... could I follow someone?
Same here, I could follow you following someone ease
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It's a piece of pi$$. No problem at all, takes you about ten minutes to get used to it and then you just have to take car to give way to the left at roundabouts. Seriously Dave, it's no bother at all.
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