World War I Wooden soldier’s trunk

In 2014 my Grandfather Verdun passed away at the age of 98. The task of sorting through his belongings fell to my parents and I.

Verdun was an engineer so had many tools and a garage full of interesting things he had collected over the years. One of the boxes of tools in the corner of the garage had suffered from years of being in the damp. The tools inside were beyond saving but the box was pretty sound. I brought the box home and it sat in my cellar for a while.

Recently, I decided to have a go at cleaning up the box to use to store family photographs and memories.

The trunk belonged to my Great, Great Grandfather, Arthur Alfred Cooper who was a Regimental Sergeant Major in the Royal Field Artillery. He travelled all over the place including India. I wonder where this box has been?

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Questions about the Ami WQ-200 Wall Box

Here are some images to illustrate the crack and chip on the top righthand corner of the wall box.

There’s a small hairline crack about 1 inch and on the corner a chip out of the casting. The chip is right on the corner so isn’t really visible when the wall box is shut.

The hairline crack runs towards the corner and there the chip measuring about 1.5cm. Hopefully these clear up the situation for you.

I’ve done a video on YouTube to illustrate this more and gives a bit more detail about the functionality and shots of the inside.

San Francisco

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A day in Chicago

In 2008 We stopped in Chicago for a whistle stop tour of the city. These are some of the sights we saw.

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Beaches, Sunsets and amazing places.

These are some “tweaked” shots from our travels to Western USA. Sitting in a cold, grey Manchester, dreaming of the warmth of the Californian sun.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

In December 2011 we visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Universal Resort Florida

Some photos of Universal Studios, January 2012.

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Disney’s EPCOT Park

Our trip to EPCOT in December 2011.

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Disney’s Magic Kingdom

A few photos of our trip to Disney’s Magical Kingdom in January 2012.

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Rockets, Shuttles and Astronauts

In January 2012 we visited the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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