Category Archives: Historical Events

History is our greatest resource & inspiration. Sometimes it’s the people, place or event that has a major impact on our future.

The Rycharde Haythornthwaite story. Chapter 5

Rycharde went through a short period of training before being sent out to the front line in France. Having suffered the vile effects of poisonous gas, he has been fatally wounded. Chapter 5 He was shot during one of his … Continue reading

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The Rycharde Haythornthwaite story. Chapter 4

Having enjoyed his schooldays at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Rycharde did not hesitate in signing up to join the East Kent Regiment ‘The Buffs’. Letters home portrayed a very different picture to the horrors being faced by the soldiers who … Continue reading

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The Rycharde Haythornthwaite story. Chapter 3

So far I have given an explanation of how I came to ‘meet’ Rycharde Haythornthwaite along with a small amount I have discovered about his parents and siblings. Now we discover a little bit more about Rycharde himself as he … Continue reading

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100 Years from now: we will still remember them

This is the abridged version of Rycharde Meade Haythornthwaite’s life story, giving an overview of the world he knew, albeit for just 21 short years. You can read the first two chapters that form this blog and I will progress his … Continue reading

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As the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month dawns, I say thank you on Armistice Day

I don’t know anyone who has died during a conflict; during my childhood I met some who had survived World War II and they had incredible stories to tell, and I know someone who served in the Falklands and is … Continue reading

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The Rycharde Haythornthwaite Story Chapter 2

Chapter 1 of this story that includes an explanation of how I discovered Rycharde’s life story can be found here  http://tinyurl.com/pqslkv2 Chapter 2 January 1894: Rycharde Meade Haythornthwaite born 4 January 1894 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The late 19th century; a great … Continue reading

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The Rycharde Haythornthwaite Story. Chapter 1

I love books, I cherish every one of them; examining their cover, looking for clues about  what lies within and whether I might be sufficiently animated by the content to understand the mechanics of the story, or disappointed by its lack … Continue reading

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