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Another memorable and proud moment at Ypres with Aylesbury explorers and network.

The day began with a morning at the Flanders fields museum.. Leaders stated how well set out the museum was and how it was great for people of all ages, we then had a bit of free time for shopping and lots of cool bags full of chocolate came back onto the coach.

 

Trench walk
Trench walk

Next it was off to the trenches and thanks to the rain the day before they were very realistic so with their boots on, posh uniform trousers in their bags and fingers over their noses they entered the trenches, some even managed to follow the dark tunnel all the way to the end rather than the open aired trenches I stuck too.

Trench team :)
Trench team 🙂

Next was the cemetery the most moving of them, all some chose to sit and think whilst watching the graves, others chose to read through the material available all got a lot from the visit.

Life experience
Life experience

Back in the centre of Ypres we separated for dinner they rejoined in our smart uniform for the last post. With one explorer from each unit and a network member to lay the wreath  it was a beautiful and moving experience for all. Well done Callum, Lucy and Ceri.

Click this link for a video of the event: trim.xVjk6D

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Definitely a proud moment and a day to remember.

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Other highlights of the day included Lucy’s head being the victim of a pigeon poo and Heather’s cute little teapot

The teapot that weighed a ton!
The teapot that weighed a ton!