Around Britain on a mobility scooter

fund raising on behalf of...

1st The Queens Dragoon Guards Benevolent Fund Help for Heros Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association The Royal British Legion The Royal National Lifeboat Institution


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Time passed:
Days since I started


 30588.50 miles

£75,417.42 raised

War Graves and Memorials





17th July 2016

Hello, good evening and welcome,

Its been a couple of uncomfortable days and nights with the heat and humidity, I don't think it is the heat that has made Smudge ill, whatever it is he's picking up again and has eaten and drunk some water today. I also spent the last couple of days getting the laptop how I like it and the correct software on it so that I can crack on. By Thursday night I had pretty much caught up on the backlog of graves with just over a thousand renamed in the couple of days prior, I'm uploading thes as I write this. The statistics at the moment stand at:


Cemeteries/graveyards visited: 734
Graves photographed: 8004
Memorials photographed: 1858
Possible New Memorials photographed: 1425
Images on the site: 12442

Not the most exciting of information but important to me.

I have also won a small battle with a council, I mention the Commonwealth War Grave Commision Living Memory project every so often, well I visited a cemetery in Hythe and couldn't get in as the gate was chained and padlocked, I emailed the council asking why this was the case, I also explained about the project and that I was disabled and couldn't just climb over. Apparently travellers have been using it as a shortcut, I'm guessing they still were as there was a path in the grass, however the council have emailed me back and they will be putting in a wicket gate to allow access on foot, thank you New Forrest District Council, by the way, there are two World War One graves in the cemetery.

I didn't manage a shower yester day and anybody coming near me will need a respirator, the sports centre in Basingstoke doesn't allow just showers and the shower/chnging room wasn't available until 1300hrs! NOt quite a wasted morning as I was able to get another church photographed. The second spot for a possible shower was closed and only open Monday to Friday, I'll give it a try in the morning before I head to Aldershot...

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