One of the borough’s top experts has arranged a special World War One trip to Ypres next year. Author Andy Arnold will be one of the two guides organising the one day event which is open to Sutton residents.
Sites to be visited include Essex Farm, Tyne Cot memorial and cemetery, Sanctuary Wood trench system and museum, and Hooge. The trip will end with the ‘Last Post’ ceremony at the Menin Gate.
“Where possible we will also incorporate personal visits of remembrance,” said Andy.
DATE: Saturday 16th April 2016
COST: £80 per person
The cost includes local pick up and drop off, luxury coach, return
Eurotunnel travel, full guiding throughout the day, museum entrance
costs, and a two course evening meal with drinks.
“Sutton & Carshalton were ineradicably affected by the First World War. Over 6,000 men and boys from Sutton & Carshalton served during the war; 750 would lose their lives and are commemorated on the local war memorials.
“Join us as we journey to the Ypres salient, scene of heavy fighting during the war, and follow in the footsteps of those who served.
“Held by the Germans for a few hours in October 1914, Ypres symbolised the freedom of the Belgian people against the onslaught of the German Army. The British Army committed hundreds of thousands of men to defend this area of Flanders and over 250,000 died in the resulting campaigns and battles.
Guides for the day will be: Andy Thompson, owner of Eyewitness Tours; an
experienced battlefield guide and member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides
Andrew Arnold, local author of ‘Their Name Liveth For Evermore: Carshalton’s First World War Roll of Honour’
To reserve a place on the trip or for any enquiries, please contact Andrew
Tel: 07950 021197
The trip will depart from Sutton station early and return late! (final times
For full booking terms and conditions, please see www.eyewitnesstours.com/tcs
To secure your place on the trip, please complete the form below and return it along with a cheque deposit of £25 per person. Please make cheques payable to ‘Eyewitness Tours’.
Post your form and cheque to:
Andrew Arnold, 150 Carshalton Road, Sutton, SM1 4RS
On receipt of your booking form and deposit an acknowledgement email will be sent along with a copy of the terms and conditions. The remaining balance of £55 per person is payable eight weeks before the trip.