Belgium day 2 : part 1

After a very comfortable night’s sleep and a big breakfast, we left the lodge and headed straight for the Menin Gate where the names of nearly 56,000 soldiers whose remains have never been found are. After then visiting the Flanders Field museum we wrapped up (it’s cold!) and picked up our tour guide to begin our journey to different war memorials. So far we have visited Harry Patch’s memorial, Essex Farm (where Oliver brilliantly read aloud the famous war poem, In Flanders Field) and the German cemetery, Langemark. We still have to visit Tyne Cot and Hill 60 before the excitement builds to the visiting of the chocolate shops! Another update later tonight.