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Over the Wire

Over the Wire

September 5 2018

Village Boys Still

Village Boys Still

Upon returning to Enter today, we were delighted to receive a gift from author Trevor Purnell who wrote the best selling ‘Village Boys Still’. We met Trevor and his wonderful wife when we were in Belgium. Both of them..Read More

August 17 2018

Belgium Tour

Belgium Tour

We have just returned from performing at a number of WW1 Commemorative sites in Belgium. We were delighted to receive a personal invite to perform at The Menin Gate (Ypres), St George’s Memorial Church (Flanders Field), Cloth Hall (Ypres)..Read More

August 16 2018

The final memorial areas we visited on Thursday 16th August 2018 was the Langemark German Military Cemetery, Belgium. This cemetery had a very different atmosphere, with the graves appearing much darker and shaded by trees. This cemetery was the..Read More

August 16 2018

John McCrae’s Farm

John McCrae’s Farm

On Thursday 16th November 2018, we visited John McCrae’s farm, as well as the Essex Farm Cemetery, where one of the youngest British casualties of the Great War is buried. Young Rifleman Valentine Joe Strudwick was aged only 15..Read More

August 15 2018

The Menin Gate

The Menin Gate

On the evening of Wednesday 15th August 2018, we were honoured to perform at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres, Belgium. We sang two original songs, “The Call” and “Carved in Stone” (a song specially written..Read More

August 15 2018

St Georges Memorial Church

St Georges Memorial Church

On the afternoon of Wednesday 15th August 2018, we visited and performed at St George’s Memorial Church in Ypres, Belgium. St George’s Memorial Church was built as a memorial to British and Commonwealth troops who lost their lives in..Read More

August 14 2018

Hill 60

Hill 60

We visited Hill 60, a battlefield which saw the loss of many lives from 1914 to 1915. We were astounded to witness how close the German and British troops were, which was represented through landmarks in the fields. We..Read More

August 14 2018

Cloth Hall

Cloth Hall

On Tuesday 14th August, we visited the Cloth Hall and performed our commemorative showcase. The original Cloth Hall (1300s) lay in ruins after artillery fire destroyed it during WW1. It was meticulously rebuilt in every detail from 1933 to 1967..Read More

August 14 2018

Talbot House (Toc H)

Talbot House (Toc H)

Today we visited Talbot House (Toc H). Talbot House is a living museum, Thousands of World War One British soldiers passed through Talbot House during the three years it was open from the end of 1915. It was a place..Read More

August 14 2018

Christmas Truce Fields

Christmas Truce Fields

Today we visited the Christmas Truce field, where the alleged football match between German and British soldiers took place on Christmas Day 1914. This site was commemorated with a donation box and a statue of an old 1914 football...Read More

August 14 2018

Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing

Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing

Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing is a breathtaking monument to the fallen of World War One. As well as singing, we took considerable time to look at the names on the walls and offer our thanks for their service..Read More

August 13 2018

Lone Tree Crater / Pool of Peace

Lone Tree Crater / Pool of Peace

On our first day in Belgium we visited the Lone Tree Crate, also known as the Pool of Peace. It was quite difficult for us to comprehend how a World War One mine crater would eventually result in an..Read More

August 13 2018

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

When we arrived in Belgium we were immediately taken to Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Poperinge, Belgium. This was the first Commonwealth cemetery that we visited and the impact of this initial visit was clear for everyone to see. The..Read More

August 13 2018

Travelling to Belgium

Travelling to Belgium

Monday 13th August 2018 We are travelling to Belgium on a coach and ferry. The coach is travelling from Ferryhill to Dover so that we can get the ferry from Dover to Calais and then the coach will take..Read More

August 10 2018

Northumbria World War One Commemoration Project

Northumbria World War One Commemoration Project

On Friday 10th August 2018 the Over The Wire young people met Alan and Malcolm from the Northumbria World War One Project. Our young people were very interested to learn about the vast database produced by Alan and his..Read More

August 8 2018

St Hilda’s Church

St Hilda’s Church

On Wednesday, 8th August 2018, some of the Over the Wire young people and activity mentors visited St Hilda’s Church in Hartlepool to prepare for our World War One performance at St George’s Chapel, Flanders, Ypres in Belgium. St..Read More

August 8 2018

Heugh Battery Museum

Heugh Battery Museum

On Wednesday, 8th August 2018, we visited the Heugh Battery Museum; the only World War One Battlefield in the UK. The Over The Wire young people and activity mentors were taken on a private tour of the battlefield and..Read More

August 7 2018

Green Howards Museum

Green Howards Museum

On Tuesday, 7th August 2018, some of the young people engaged on the Over The Wire project visited The Green Howards Regimental Museum, Richmond. Adding to their previous visit to the museum, the young people participated in a range..Read More

August 5 2018

The Menin Gate

The Menin Gate

Enter will soon be performing at The Menin Gate, Belgium. Part of our Over The Wire project. We are honoured to be performing our own, commemorative songs at this most iconic of WW1 memorial sites. Enter CIC is back..Read More

July 29 2018

Green Howards Museum

Green Howards Museum

On Sunday, July 29th 2018, some of Enter’s upper school students were given a private tour of the Green Howards Museum, as part of our Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Over the Wire’ project. The tour included a number of exciting..Read More