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May 12, 2018 - Thiepval & Beaumont Hamel

Day 6 - Saturday 12th May Another fine start to the day but heavy rain & wind forecast for tonight & tomorrow. Plan for today was to bike out to the sites not far from Albert including the big Thiepval Monument, the Ulster Tower, Beaumont Hamel etc. Hopefully get round them before it rains. We didn’t get away very early & it did rain a bit as we made our way out of Albert & up to Thiepval first. Lots of uphill riding to get up there but fortunately the rain wasn’t too bad. The Thiepval Monument is, I believe, the largest British War...

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May 11, 2018 - Across To The Somme

Day 5 - Friday 11th May Left our night stop & headed East about 180miles to the town of Albert on the Somme. A proper camp site this time for a couple of nights while we visit some of the WW1 sites in the area. Fortunately these still shines & it is a lovely day. After arriving about 1pm &setting up & unwinding we went off to visit the Somme museum set in the underground tunnel by the famous church. On the top of the spire there is a gold statue of the Madonna holding out a baby Jesus. This church was bombed incessantly during the war & the...

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Oct 3, 2016 - The Somme - Albèrt, France

Day 23 – Monday 3rd October Bastogne, Belgium – Albert, France - 202miles, total to date =2,774miles Miserable start to the day with rain again. Fortunately we were on our way across to visit the WW1 battlefields of the Somme. To ease the driving we took the motorways westward into France, heading for a town called Albèrt. The rain eventually eased off late morning as we left Belgium & entered France, the sun came out at the right time just as we started to see road signs pointing to war grave cemeteries along the way. There were cemeteries...

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May 15, 2016 - Heading south into France

Today we left Belgium and headed south and east into France. Our destination a campground near Peronne in the Picardie region and close to the Somme River. We arrived safely at the lovely little campground and was greeted by the very helpful campground owner who quickly got us settled on a huge pitch. We intend to spend a week here exploring the area particular the WWI battlefield area of the Battle of the Somme which happened in 1916. Daisy and Heather enjoyed their first walk along the Somme River just by the campground.

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Nov 13, 2010 - Albert

Driving through the rain from Montauban past Mametz and Fricourt, arrive in Albert, where I pass a German cemetery as you enter the town, and I try to find a pub on the main road to see if the rugby is on, but not showing in what looked like a British pub. I park in the centre of town by the Basilica and go for a wander around past the Highlander pub, their not showing the rugby either. Not finding anywhere suitable for lunch, and now the rain is pouring down, take shelter in the Basilica entry and then decide to check the "Somme 1916"...

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Jun 18, 2008 - Albert (France) - Tour de Somme and tears!

I had a place in mind that I wanted to stay at but due to not being able to get access to internet for the past week I wasn’t sure what it was called or where it actually was. These villages are small and easy to walk around but there are many nooks and crannies that you don’t see and when your carrying a load its difficult as well. I got lucky and found it not too far from the train station on the main road. I managed to book a room which wouldn’t be ready till 11am, seeing as it was just after 8 I had some time to kill so I left my bags...

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