Monday, 29 January 2018

Rorkes Drift defenders Graves -Private James Taylor

A rather hard one to find in my quest to visit the graves of the defenders of Rorkes Drift ,James Taylor a pivate at the time appears to have achieved the rank of sergeant ,he passed away in 1919 and has avery badly rusted iron cross marker in the churchyard in Trefant in wales .

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Royal Welch fusiliers Museum

A cracking museum situated inside Caernarfon Castle ,situated in a number of rooms and stairwells the museum covers the history of the oldest welsh regiment with dozens of cabinets containg weapons uniforms and other artifacts ,there are life size wax figures displaying some of the regiments bravest moments displays on the many poets that served with the regiment and much more agreat place to visit .

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Castles and more castles

Not posted for a while due to illness but will hopefully post a few times over the nest few days and  get back to sheffield wargames society to start gaming again this week . We have just spent a week in Wales the land of Castles (we even stayed in one ,although it was a victorian one ) so below are a few we visited .Caernarfon is home to the Welch fusiliers museum which I will cover in aleter post .
Denbigh Castle

Beaumaris ,one of Edwards big 4 in Wales

Conwy another of the big 4 

Caernarfon my favourite of the big 4 

Harlech ,last of the Edwards main 4 strongholds and the inspiration for the famous song 


Bodalwyddan ,our home for the week 

Bodalwyddan was home to a training trench system during WW1 which has been rebuilt but was sadly closed during our visit