There is a saying in English,"As dim as a Toc H lamp". For years I wondered what this meant but having visited Talbot(Toc) House(H) I have seen the original on its stand in the upper room chapel, I can imagine. The silence and tranquillity of the gardens and the comfortable home from home atmosphere of the all men's club, give a hint of how it must have been for the troops who visited this place to escape the horrors of the front, albeit temporarily.
The museum section of the house is very interesting and one can spend a good two hours looking at the objects displayed.
Having looked around the entire property we took time to sample the tea in the kitchen and the hospitality which is technically free.but donations are gratefully received.
A short walk from Talbot House is the town square ,where you can experience the cells where deserters where held prior to their execution in the Town Hall courtyard. You can park on the market square and Poperinge is easily visited without too much effort.
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