Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial – 1st July 2016. By Emily Bell
A special picture of the Menin Gate by my daughter. The images shows the scene on 1st July 2016. We’d woken up on the Somme, followed the footsteps of the Pals at Montauban and I’d driven up to Ypres in time for the Last Post. This was the first time I’d seen Pte Arthur Bell’s inscription on the KORL Panel. The whole experience was overwhelming and learned that you shouldn’t take on too much in a short period. [Not forgetting how very fortunate I am to do all this].
The sun was setting in the north and the Menin Gate had never looked to magnificent to me. Emily’s artwork does it justice.