Monday 7th June, 1915

St Omer. C.O’s parade in morning. Nothing to do for the rest of the day. Go for a stroll round in the evening, first to the Ruines St Bertin, where a searchlight has been placed on the tower, then to the church of St Denis, a very old church nothing special to mention about it. Next to the Basilique Notre-Dame, this is a splendid church, decorated throughout with red banners in the same way as the R.C. church at St Helier, Jersey. The side chapels are all screened off with black and brown marble. The carving especially of the pulpit and figures are wonderful. Splendid clock with 12 hours ‘till noon, 12 hours ‘till midnight, months, days, position of sun and stars etc. marked on it, and a very little man on top to strike the hours on a very big bell. Two of the doors are inscribed giving the names of, and dates when, different French kings entered. Tea and pastries at a confectioners near the square. Saw General French in the Jardin Public. One thing about the barracks, there is plenty of water for washing.

St Omer - St Bertin

St Omer - St Bertin

St Omer - Saint Denis

St Omer - Basilica Notre Dame

St Omer - Basilica Notre Dame

St Omer - public garden

St Omer - public garden

St Omer - statue

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