Report from the Front - The Great War diary of Jack Halstead
JACK Halstead was Royston born and bred. His diary was kept during the First World War while he was serving on the Western Front. Copies of the diary – Jack s War – are available from Royston & District Museum, and by taking this article to the museum it
JACK Halstead was Royston born and bred. His diary was kept during the First World War while he was serving on the Western Front.
Copies of the diary - Jack's War - are available from Royston & District Museum, and by taking this article to the museum it is on sale at the reduced purchase price of £15.
- Another two guns arrived on the same stunt as us. From the 181 Bat. 40 Division. An East End crowd and a lively one, too. These were 4.5 guns.
- June 4, 1917
- Terrific thunderstorm. Village streets were flooded to a depth of three feet, much to the delight of the village boys.
- June 7, 1917
- 1 Vehicles, greenhouse and fence 'smashed' in Royston
- 2 Former company boss fined after illegal waste dumped at quarry
- 3 Stansted Airport and Cambridge trains disrupted after tree falls on tracks
- 4 Herts police officers shared rape 'jokes' and bestiality porn on WhatsApp
- 5 Royston Town happy to be a breeding ground if it helps their own progression
- 6 Bank of England warns people have 100 days to use old £20 and £50 notes
- 7 IN PICTURES: A Cambridgeshire showcase at the inaugural County Day
- 8 A505 long delays between Royston and M11 motorway at Duxford
- 9 Artists open up in record numbers for Cambridge Open Studios 2022
- 10 In pictures: 'Amazing' Paloma Faith wows fans as Newmarket Nights season starts with a bang
- A day in Amiens - and it was a day, too. The city then had not been shelled. We visited most of the principle sights. Went to the market. Have never before or since seen so many eggs. Cafes we visited (a change for us).
All roads into Amiens were well guarded. But for future visits we noted how these sentries could be dodged.
- June 8, 1917