Ronald Brown stepped on a land mine while on a mission in France in August 1944. The blast peppered his left leg with red-hot fragments and he was forced to crawl two miles to safety. But because of medical conditions of the day it was thought safer to leave shrapnel in his body. His family had him cremated and were stunned when staff handed them back a big bag of shrapnel. The bag contained a whopping 6oz of bomb shrapnel that he had been carrying around for 60 years.
Read the full story in the Telegraph here.
“Keep your memories safe in your mind. Because, reality will never return.
One day you’ll find out that whatever and whenever will be. Because our lives are never ment to be, happiness and filled with glee…”
I once felt my heartbeat, bounce around an empty full bedroom!
ghost on Flickr.
Another photo sold…
Something invigorating ‘bout standing out in the garden, with nowt but slippers on……
Ok. So my 34 things to do, isn’t going so well…
plaza on Flickr.
It was designed in 1929 although work did not start until three years later, in 1932. It was completed the following year in 1933 and is now a Grade II* listed building, one of a few completed in the 1930’s within Greater Manchester. After being a bingo hall for many years, it has now been restored as a cinema and theatre, showing classic films and staging live shows.