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Member Since 10 Jan 2008
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In Topic: Civilian War Memorials

13 October 2008 - 04:46 PM


How wrong can one be ? My comments about not staying in ZAROS were completely unfounded. Zaros is a wonderful place. The people were so friendly and helpful. Of the 35 villages I visited I rate Zaros as one I will remember. It is CRETAN.
Bill Jenkins

In Topic: The Mayor's Office, Sfakia

07 September 2008 - 09:40 PM

Me again. My wife and I would dearly love to attend a wedding in Crete. Anyone want a piper ????????????

In Topic: The Mayor's Office, Sfakia

07 September 2008 - 09:38 PM


I am about to start my war memorial pilgrimage through Crete but am having to divert slightly from my original plans. Owing to the behaviour of my young 'countrymen' in Malia I have decided to remind them that their freedom to visit Crete was not won cheaply. At 6pm Thursday the 11th. September 2008, I will put on my highland uniform and parade ALONE through the streets of Malia. I will be playing my pipes to the tune of 'My Home" before I place a floral tribute to those civilians who died for the freedom of Crete. I will quietly place a floral wreath at a suitable venue and bow my head in a silent prayer of thanks. I will then join my wife at a local taverna and drink a wee toast to "ABSENT FRIENDS". My actions will doubtless have any effect on the Brit. idiots but at least I will demonstrate to the locals that the vast majority of Brits have respect for the beauty that is Crete. I will then continue my pilgrimage as planned.

One of the thiry or so villages I will be visiting is Chora Sfakia. I am wondering if I can take my hire car from there to Sougia rather that going 'over the tops'. Any suggestions ?????

By the way should you meet me on my journey I would love to share a meal or a wee dram no matter what nationality you are. Bill Jenkins. Liverpool. UK

In Topic: The Mayor's Office, Sfakia

11 August 2008 - 02:16 PM

It has always been my wish to attend a Greek wedding. I think the idea of the bride and groom on horses is geat but not practical as far as I am concerened. I have played my pipes at many wedding and other functions. My experience with pipes and horses is that they do not mix. I once stampeded a group of police horses. So it looks like if I do get to a traditional Greek wedding I must leave my pipes at home. Best of luck.
Bill J.

In Topic: Civilian War Memorials

18 July 2008 - 09:18 PM

Thanks Annette.

You guided me to 'a' memorial in Zaros. I was going to stay overnight in Zaros but I don't think I would enjoy a dip in the pool. I will simply place a wreath and carry on to Vorizia and play my lament at the impressive memorial there. Vorizia was destroyed by bombing - an experience I myself had at six years of age in Liverpool. Thanks.