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The small church in which the museum is established dates from the 1920s. It was built across the road of Hooge Crater Cemetery in commemoration of the soldiers that were killed in the area during the First World War. In 1992-1993, the church and adjacent community school were bought by the De Smul-Ceuninck family and they renovated the buildings. The inside of the former church is now a museum and the former school a themed café. The museum opened its doors on Easter 1994 and from January 2009, it has been run by Niek and Ilse Benoot-Watteyne.
The café is an excellent place for lunch while on the Ypres Salient battlefields and the private museum houses one of the best First World War collections on the Western Front. A MUST SEE LOCATION!.
Situated in one of the most fought over locations on the Somme, the Old Blighty Tea Rooms was established in 2007 by Alison Haslock at La Boisselle. Its walls are adorned with First World War artifacts and as well as the café there is a small shop from which you can purchase a range of souvenirs, maps, books and period items such as trench art. The location stands testament to the human cost of the First World War as the remains of five German soldiers were unearthed during its development. A memorial plaque in the grounds of the tea rooms records their discovery and commemorates their sacrifice.
We are proud to count the Old Blighty Tea Rooms as our Partner and recommend it as your watering hole and lunch location while touring the Somme battlefields.
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