October 1916 (unspecified date)

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“I spent one day at a nice little place called Wormhoudt.  Capt. Ffoulkes was in charge of the Officers’ Corps Rest Station there, and I went to relieve him for the day. It was a nice run in the ambulance car via Watou, Houtkerque and Herzeele. The Rest Station was in a big chateau with lovely grounds, and I enjoyed my day there very much.

Our Concert Party had rehearsals two or three times a week and turned out to be quite a decent show. We gave humorous concerts at the various casualty clearing stations, and in neighbouring villages to other units. We were always very well received.

The Dominoes Concert Party (130th Field Ambulance) Dr Page marked "x" (bottom right)

The Dominoes Concert Party (130th Field Ambulance) Dr Page marked “x” (bottom right)

Trips into Poperinghe to replenish our mess stores helped to make life more pleasant. Usually we rode in on horse-back, and Elliot was my usual companion. Tea and dinner at the Club – in Skindles, was the usual programme and a visit to the cinema too helped to brighten up our young lives!”

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The author of this blog Ray Coggin is both a Taxi Tour Guide and a City of Westminster Guide and leads both walking tours and taxi tours (both highlights and themed) around Central London and further afield. Details of his taxi tours can be found here.

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