I read about this place in "The Last Tommy Standing" by Harry Patch. It was where Toch H came into being. Soldiers of all ranks could go there to seek refuge for a few hours on their way to or from the front at Ypres. It was incredible to wander round a building and grounds that had obviously meant so much to thousands of soldiers that passed through its doors in the first world war. Take the time to visit and read some of the posters in the first section which give graphic accounts made by some of the soldiers involved and help you to understand what they went through. Tea or coffee are offered by the volunteers in the main building as a bonus but if you can make your way up to the small chapel in the roof space, you cannot help but be affected by the atmosphere in that room and you can almost see the images of the people as if their spririts linger on.
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