Remembering 1st July 1916 100 years on.

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

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 Sculpture of a war-weary Tommy installed on Seaham seafront in County Durham

 

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“One day in a nuclear age”

Sellafield in the UK is a nuclear fuel-reprocessing site  over looking the village of Seascale on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria. Sellafield incorporates the original nuclear reactor plant of Windscale, which is now undergoing decommissioning and dismantling, as is Calder Hall, a neighbour of Windscale, which is also undergoing dismantling of its 4 nuclear reactors.

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The Windscale fire of 1957 was the UK’s worst nuclear incident, a fire broke out in unit 1 of the 2 pile facility (the facility was a part of Britain’s atomic bomb project. The fire burnt for 3 days and there was a release of radioactive materials.

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BEACH HOUSES NEAR THE  PLANT

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UNKNOWN TOWER NEAR SEASCALE