A Good Two Weeks - a Memory of Tilshead.

It was in 1944 and I was an 18 year old gunner in the Royal Artillery.By mistake, my mate Peter and I found ourselves posted to a little village called Tilshead,it was a clerical error because when we got there no one at the Army unit knew what to do with us.
Sunday morning arrived,and what better to do than go to the Church of St.Thomas a Becket. In the Church were about 20 people and one soldier,me.The Vicar welcomed the public and the representative of the armed forces,me. It was a very enjoyable service in a very quaint Church.After the service I popped along to a very nice pub,the Rose & Crown I think.and enjoyed a drink with the locals.I thought that this was a great posting (not realising that it was a mistake) and if I was not sent to a battle scene,I could enjoy my army life here.
Unfortunately, after 2 weeks,a mistake had been found and Peter and I were sent to a new location.
Thank you Tilshead for a great 2 weeks.I now live in New Zealand but still remember a great Church and Pub and a friendly bunch of locals.

Bob Kentsley.


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