Admire

Admire

WP photo challenge this week is ‘Admiration‘. What do you admire and why?

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We should all admire our national flag and be proud of our country of birth. This flag flies at the War Memorial in Bailiff Bridge and normally when I have been to photograph it, it is normally wrapped around the pole due to the weather, however this time it was flying proud. However, the one time i need my camera with me it is at home and i ended up taking this photo with my mobile phone.

This photo was taken in November last year and shows the name Norman Hirst. Norman Hirst is my 1st cousin, 2x removed. He was born in Brighouse, 1894, and died in France and Flanders on the 14th August 1915. I have never met him or others like him on my family tree but yet i admire all of them for their courage and bravery in giving their lives so that I can be free.

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norman hirst grave

(Photo courtesy of International War Graves Photography Project)

Birth: 1894
Clifton
West Yorkshire, England
Death: Aug. 14, 1915

1st & 4th Battalion.
Aged 21.
Son of Fanny & James Brearley Hirst of 2 Forester’s Terrace, Clifton, Brighouse.

Inscription:
Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Note: 4/1166

Burial:
Colne Valley Military Cemetery
Ypres (Ieper)
Arrondissement Ieper
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium

 

Peepo Peppa

Peepo Peppa

Peppa the cat finally came out from hiding on Saturday. However, trying to get her to stand long enough to take a nice photograph as been something else entirely! Peppa is 9 years old and until recently belong to one of nieces, who was unable to keep as she needed to move house. My house as always been a home for the needy and the homeless and both cats arrived at exactly the right time for them to do so. I have had a number of cuddles, and loves, she is happy to be here, she just need to sort out little Crazy George.

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