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"Not the Butte but close by - a great photo.".  The killing fields leading up to Delville Wood- Guillemont Road cemetery in the foreground Taken by Bob Paterson November 2011

"Not the Butte but close by - a great photo."

The killing fields leading up to Delville Wood- Guillemont Road cemetery in the foreground
Taken by Bob Paterson November 2011

"A wonderful Battlefield drawing in a publication at the time".  The 'now famous' Butte is centre right Taken by Courtesy Paul Humphriss Unknown article date

"A wonderful Battlefield drawing in a publication at the time"

The 'now famous' Butte is centre right
Taken by Courtesy Paul Humphriss Unknown article date

"The French memorioal at nearby Rancourt.".  A nice then and now photo - 100 years later! Taken by Created by Bob Paterson August 2021

"The French memorioal at nearby Rancourt."

A nice then and now photo - 100 years later!
Taken by Created by Bob Paterson August 2021

"Bush cutting at the Butte entrance".  Charles Crossan seen wielding the chainsaw Taken by Bob Paterson August 2021

"Bush cutting at the Butte entrance"

Charles Crossan seen wielding the chainsaw
Taken by Bob Paterson August 2021

"Durham Light Infantry booklet sold for WW2 prisoner of war funds".  The lovely front cover Taken by Durham Light Infantry 1943

"Durham Light Infantry booklet sold for WW2 prisoner of war funds"

The lovely front cover
Taken by Durham Light Infantry 1943

"Remaining antislip treads now in place on the new section of walkway.".  Thanks again to Suregrp for the donation Taken by Bob Paterson July 2021

"Remaining antislip treads now in place on the new section of walkway."

Thanks again to Suregrp for the donation
Taken by Bob Paterson July 2021

"The killing grounds leading to the Butte as seen today. ".  Taken from the Le Sars to Eaucourt road Taken by Bob Paterson August 2020

"The killing grounds leading to the Butte as seen today. "

Taken from the Le Sars to Eaucourt road
Taken by Bob Paterson August 2020

"A view from the Butte - sixteen wind turbines dominate the sky".  Looking in the general direction of Ligny. Taken by Bob Paterson June 2021

"A view from the Butte - sixteen wind turbines dominate the sky"

Looking in the general direction of Ligny.
Taken by Bob Paterson June 2021

"The Memorial to the 6th, 8th and 9th Durham Light Infantry".  Situated on top of the Butte Taken by courtesy of Fronts Lines and Trenches August 1918

"The Memorial to the 6th, 8th and 9th Durham Light Infantry"

Situated on top of the Butte
Taken by courtesy of Fronts Lines and Trenches August 1918

"British Officers on the Butte August 1918".  The South African memorial clearly seen Taken by courtesy of Fronts Lines and Trenches August 1918

"British Officers on the Butte August 1918"

The South African memorial clearly seen
Taken by courtesy of Fronts Lines and Trenches August 1918

"Spanish officers inspecting a German ammunition dump near the Butte".  Picture from March 1917 Taken by courtesy Fronts Lines and Trenches  March 1917

"Spanish officers inspecting a German ammunition dump near the Butte"

Picture from March 1917
Taken by courtesy Fronts Lines and Trenches March 1917

"Looking splendid in the sunshine".  A nice colourful view Taken by Carl Dycer August 2020

"Looking splendid in the sunshine"

A nice colourful view
Taken by Carl Dycer August 2020

"A nice interesting article in the Voix du Nord".  100 years later WW1 is still getting articles in the press! Taken by Charles Crossan May 2021

"A nice interesting article in the Voix du Nord"

100 years later WW1 is still getting articles in the press!
Taken by Charles Crossan May 2021

"A nice aerial overlay of the Butte".  Old and new views blended perefctly Taken by Paul Humphriss - Fronts Lines and Trenches

"A nice aerial overlay of the Butte"

Old and new views blended perefctly
Taken by Paul Humphriss - Fronts Lines and Trenches

"A 1922 photo of the main aisle in Warlencourt British cemetery ".  A good example of the early days of colour photos Taken by Albert Kahn collection  1922

"A 1922 photo of the main aisle in Warlencourt British cemetery "

A good example of the early days of colour photos
Taken by Albert Kahn collection 1922

"Former Montgomery private grave memorial near to the Butte ".  Entry in war diary of 9 R.F.A showing deaths of Montgomery and Tarras in October 1916 as highlighted in the news section of this website March 2021 Taken by National Archives 1916

"Former Montgomery private grave memorial near to the Butte "

Entry in war diary of 9 R.F.A showing deaths of Montgomery and Tarras in October 1916 as highlighted in the news section of this website March 2021
Taken by National Archives 1916

"Former Montgomery private grave memorial near to the Butte".  A copy of the 1966 document transferring the ground to M. A Leprince of Behagnies, as highlighted in the news section of this website March 2021 Taken by Courtesy of CWGC 1966

"Former Montgomery private grave memorial near to the Butte"

A copy of the 1966 document transferring the ground to M. A Leprince of Behagnies, as highlighted in the news section of this website March 2021
Taken by Courtesy of CWGC 1966

"Architects final drawings for the Montgomery private grave memorial near to the Butte ".  as highlighted in the news section of this website March 2021 Taken by Courtesy of CWGC July 1926

"Architects final drawings for the Montgomery private grave memorial near to the Butte "

as highlighted in the news section of this website March 2021
Taken by Courtesy of CWGC July 1926

"A war torn landscape".  A superb picture of the village of Morval taken on the day it fell 25 September 1916. Taken by Donated by Rob Thompson 25 September 1916

"A war torn landscape"

A superb picture of the village of Morval taken on the day it fell 25 September 1916.
Taken by Donated by Rob Thompson 25 September 1916

"Major Harry Woodhead, 1st Regiment South African Brigade.".  Died on 18 October 1916 in an attack on the Butte de Warlencourt, Taken by IWM

"Major Harry Woodhead, 1st Regiment South African Brigade."

Died on 18 October 1916 in an attack on the Butte de Warlencourt,
Taken by IWM

"The WW1 ruins of Warlencourt village church".  Like many others, the village lies in tatters Taken by IWM  1916

"The WW1 ruins of Warlencourt village church"

Like many others, the village lies in tatters
Taken by IWM 1916

"One of many victims of both sides".  Harold Armstrong is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Taken by IWM

"One of many victims of both sides"

Harold Armstrong is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
Taken by IWM

"The village church in Warlencourt".  Warlencourt British Cemetery can be seen at rear Taken by Bob Paterson August 2020

"The village church in Warlencourt"

Warlencourt British Cemetery can be seen at rear
Taken by Bob Paterson August 2020

"King George V arrives at the Butte in July 1917".  The King is met by Julian Byng Taken by IWM July 1917

"King George V arrives at the Butte in July 1917"

The King is met by Julian Byng
Taken by IWM July 1917

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 7".  Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 7"

Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte
Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 6".  Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 6"

Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte
Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 5".  Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 5"

Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte
Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 4".  Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 4"

Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte
Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 3".  Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 3"

Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte
Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 2".  Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 2"

Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte
Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 1".  Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte Taken by National Archives 1916

"9 Durham Light Infantry 5 November 1916 Page 1"

Entry in war diary for attack on the Butte
Taken by National Archives 1916

"The King struggles up to the top of the Butte in 1917".  Would have been a lot easier if he had used the new walkway! Taken by  I.W.M. 1917

"The King struggles up to the top of the Butte in 1917"

Would have been a lot easier if he had used the new walkway!
Taken by I.W.M. 1917

"Visiting Bapaume - new Flyer printed in English available".  What to see in Bapaume - a3 Double sided Taken by Published by Bureau d'Info Touriste September 2020

"Visiting Bapaume - new Flyer printed in English available"

What to see in Bapaume - a3 Double sided
Taken by Published by Bureau d'Info Touriste September 2020

"Pathway changes - the wood bought and ready to go".  Work starts around 10 October - all going to plan! Taken by Bob Paterson October 2020

"Pathway changes - the wood bought and ready to go"

Work starts around 10 October - all going to plan!
Taken by Bob Paterson October 2020

"The entrance to the Butte - looking nice".  Grass cut, stones painted white, trees tidied Taken by Mika Kotoviez September 2020

"The entrance to the Butte - looking nice"

Grass cut, stones painted white, trees tidied
Taken by Mika Kotoviez September 2020

"The 1870-71 war near bapaume still hits the newspapers 150 years later!".  From La Voix du Nord 2 September 2020 Taken by Spotted by Charles Crossan Article dated 2 September 2020

"The 1870-71 war near bapaume still hits the newspapers 150 years later!"

From La Voix du Nord 2 September 2020
Taken by Spotted by Charles Crossan Article dated 2 September 2020

"Looking to Eaucourt l'Abbaye from the Butte".  A perfect view over the battlefields leading to the Butte Taken by Bob Paterson August 2020

"Looking to Eaucourt l'Abbaye from the Butte"

A perfect view over the battlefields leading to the Butte
Taken by Bob Paterson August 2020

"The Entrance to Eaucourt l'Abbaye".  Rather rare WW1 period picture Taken by aken by from a book owned by Bob Paterson 1916

"The Entrance to Eaucourt l'Abbaye"

Rather rare WW1 period picture
Taken by aken by from a book owned by Bob Paterson 1916

"Memorials on the Butte ".  1922/23 early days of colour picture Taken by Kahn Collection 1922/1923

"Memorials on the Butte "

1922/23 early days of colour picture
Taken by Kahn Collection 1922/1923

"Butte sponsors - Intona Limited".  Big welcome to Ron Mitchell director of Intona Limited seen standing at Drummond Castle near Crieff in Scotland where Intona were working Taken by Bob Paterson Summer 2019

"Butte sponsors - Intona Limited"

Big welcome to Ron Mitchell director of Intona Limited seen standing at Drummond Castle near Crieff in Scotland where Intona were working
Taken by Bob Paterson Summer 2019

"Albert - the street leading to La Boisselle and beyond".  A pre bombardment photo of the street leading to the current day McDonalds, La Boisselle etc. The bakers shown is still a bakers today. One of the more popular photos posted on the Butte's Instagram account. Taken by Bob Paterson's collection Date unknown

"Albert - the street leading to La Boisselle and beyond"

A pre bombardment photo of the street leading to the current day McDonalds, La Boisselle etc. The bakers shown is still a bakers today. One of the more popular photos posted on the Butte's Instagram account.
Taken by Bob Paterson's collection Date unknown

"The Somme battlefield conditions late 1916".  Mud, mud and more mud. Plus water of course. Taken by Archives de La contemporaine - Pas de Calais VAL Autumn 1916

"The Somme battlefield conditions late 1916"

Mud, mud and more mud. Plus water of course.
Taken by Archives de La contemporaine - Pas de Calais VAL Autumn 1916

"The view from the D929".  A nice black and white version of the view seen by the passer by Taken by Bob Paterson November 2019

"The view from the D929"

A nice black and white version of the view seen by the passer by
Taken by Bob Paterson November 2019

"The nearby village of Le Barque in 1917".  The village in ruins early 1917 Taken by Courtesy of the French Achives. March 1917

"The nearby village of Le Barque in 1917"

The village in ruins early 1917
Taken by Courtesy of the French Achives. March 1917

"The 1870-1871 memorial in Bapaume Communal Cemetery".  A nice 'before' picture.About three miles from the Butte. Taken by Bob Paterson's collection. Circa WW1 days?

"The 1870-1871 memorial in Bapaume Communal Cemetery"

A nice 'before' picture.About three miles from the Butte.
Taken by Bob Paterson's collection. Circa WW1 days?

"An unusual angle of the Butte taken from across the D929 road at Warlencourt".  Taken on a foggy Somme January day Taken by Bob Paterson January 2020

"An unusual angle of the Butte taken from across the D929 road at Warlencourt"

Taken on a foggy Somme January day
Taken by Bob Paterson January 2020

"Buried in Warlencourt Cemetery".  A brave Australian soldier with an unusual name. Taken by Bob Paterson 24 January 2020

"Buried in Warlencourt Cemetery"

A brave Australian soldier with an unusual name.
Taken by Bob Paterson 24 January 2020

"Extract trench map of the area".  From October 1916 Taken by IWM

"Extract trench map of the area"

From October 1916
Taken by IWM

"VC winner buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery".  New Zealander Donald Brown VC 2nd Otago Regiment. The Butte is the distance. Taken by Derek Muir November 2019

"VC winner buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery"

New Zealander Donald Brown VC 2nd Otago Regiment. The Butte is the distance.
Taken by Derek Muir November 2019

"A lovely panoramic view from the Butte".  Eaucourt in distance on right hand side Taken by Derek Muir November 2019

"A lovely panoramic view from the Butte"

Eaucourt in distance on right hand side
Taken by Derek Muir November 2019

"Found in the neighbouring fields".  located at the post at the top of the track at the Butte Taken by Derek Muir 9 November 2019

"Found in the neighbouring fields"

located at the post at the top of the track at the Butte
Taken by Derek Muir 9 November 2019

"The crossroads at Le Sars - approx one mile from the Butte".  Pivotal in the capture of the village by the 23rd Division in October 1916 Taken by Bob Paterson November 2019

"The crossroads at Le Sars - approx one mile from the Butte"

Pivotal in the capture of the village by the 23rd Division in October 1916
Taken by Bob Paterson November 2019

"WW1 German bunker on the outskirts of Loupart Wood".  Situated on the outskirts of Warlencourt on the Grevillers road. Not far from the Butte Taken by Derek Muir November 2019

"WW1 German bunker on the outskirts of Loupart Wood"

Situated on the outskirts of Warlencourt on the Grevillers road. Not far from the Butte
Taken by Derek Muir November 2019

"The entrance to a German dug out on the butte".  Courtesy Australian War Memorial Taken by AWM 1917

"The entrance to a German dug out on the butte"

Courtesy Australian War Memorial
Taken by AWM 1917

"A lovely distance view of the Butte in WW1".  The Butte dominates the landscape Taken by Australia War Memorial 1917

"A lovely distance view of the Butte in WW1"

The Butte dominates the landscape
Taken by Australia War Memorial 1917

"Henry Parkers funeral service".  Voix du Nord coverage of the funeral Taken by Article owned by Blanche Crossan October 2019

"Henry Parkers funeral service"

Voix du Nord coverage of the funeral
Taken by Article owned by Blanche Crossan October 2019

"Henry Parkers funeral service".  Private buried 100 years later Taken by Owner of document Blanche Crossan October 2019

"Henry Parkers funeral service"

Private buried 100 years later
Taken by Owner of document Blanche Crossan October 2019

"Grave marker of EC Babb in Warlencourt cemetery.".  The actual grave of Ec Babb whose death plaque picture is shown here separately. Taken by Victoriacrosson line Instagram

"Grave marker of EC Babb in Warlencourt cemetery."

The actual grave of Ec Babb whose death plaque picture is shown here separately.
Taken by Victoriacrosson line Instagram

"South African Death Plaque".  The 'death penny'of EC Babb of the 2nd South African Brigade who was killed at the Butte on 12 October 1916. Taken by Bob Paterson August 2019

"South African Death Plaque"

The 'death penny'of EC Babb of the 2nd South African Brigade who was killed at the Butte on 12 October 1916.
Taken by Bob Paterson August 2019

"Bapaume in 1919".  The road to Albert Taken by From the collection of Jean Magnier, Warlencourt Picture from 1919.

"Bapaume in 1919"

The road to Albert
Taken by From the collection of Jean Magnier, Warlencourt Picture from 1919.

"100th anniversary ceremony on the Butte November 2016".  The coach arrives! Taken by Charles Crossan November 2016

"100th anniversary ceremony on the Butte November 2016"

The coach arrives!
Taken by Charles Crossan November 2016

"Returning to normal after the war.".  Le Sars in 1922 Taken by From the collection of Jean Magnier, Warlencourt Postcard stamped August 1922

"Returning to normal after the war."

Le Sars in 1922
Taken by From the collection of Jean Magnier, Warlencourt Postcard stamped August 1922

"The Butte".  A lovely picture from November 2016 Taken by Charles Crossan November 2016

"The Butte"

A lovely picture from November 2016
Taken by Charles Crossan November 2016

"Repainting took place in July 2019".  The walkway to the first bend now Taken by Bob Paterson July 2019

"Repainting took place in July 2019"

The walkway to the first bend now
Taken by Bob Paterson July 2019

"Repainting took place in July 2019".  The walk to the first bend as was. Taken by Bob Paterson July 2019

"Repainting took place in July 2019"

The walk to the first bend as was.
Taken by Bob Paterson July 2019

"Repainting took place in July 2019".  The walkway to the top after repainting Taken by Bob Paterson July 2019

"Repainting took place in July 2019"

The walkway to the top after repainting
Taken by Bob Paterson July 2019

"Repainting took place in July 2019".  The walkway to the top - as was. Taken by Bob Paterson July 2019

"Repainting took place in July 2019"

The walkway to the top - as was.
Taken by Bob Paterson July 2019

"Roland Boys Bradford".  Roland Bradford won the V.C. for his action in the area of the Butte. One of the information boards on the site is dedicated to him. Taken by Bob Paterson 19 July 2019

"Roland Boys Bradford"

Roland Bradford won the V.C. for his action in the area of the Butte. One of the information boards on the site is dedicated to him.
Taken by Bob Paterson 19 July 2019

"The Butte from Warlencourt CWGC cemetery".  The Butte taken from the Warlencourt CWGC cemetery. Taken by Bob Paterson 18 July 2019

"The Butte from Warlencourt CWGC cemetery"

The Butte taken from the Warlencourt CWGC cemetery.
Taken by Bob Paterson 18 July 2019

"What the attacking troops saw - 2019 version".  The ground which saw many attacks on the Butte covering the well fought over Pimple, Tail trench, Snag trench and more. Taken by Bob Paterson July 2019

"What the attacking troops saw - 2019 version"

The ground which saw many attacks on the Butte covering the well fought over Pimple, Tail trench, Snag trench and more.
Taken by Bob Paterson July 2019

"The King on the Butte".  The iconic picture of the King on the Butte in 1917 Taken by Copyright I.W.M. 1917

"The King on the Butte"

The iconic picture of the King on the Butte in 1917
Taken by Copyright I.W.M. 1917

"The area from above in October 191".  The Butte can clearly bee seen Taken by Bob Paterson bought from IWM October 1916

"The area from above in October 191"

The Butte can clearly bee seen
Taken by Bob Paterson bought from IWM October 1916

"Warlencourt CWGC cemetery".  Warlencourt CWGC cemetery Taken by Bob Paterson May 2019

"Warlencourt CWGC cemetery"

Warlencourt CWGC cemetery
Taken by Bob Paterson May 2019

"Looking towards Eaucourt L'Abbaye over area of The Pimple".  Looking towards Eaucourt l'Abbaye over area of The Pimple. Taken from ground at base of the Butte Taken by Bob Paterson May 2019

"Looking towards Eaucourt L'Abbaye over area of The Pimple"

Looking towards Eaucourt l'Abbaye over area of The Pimple. Taken from ground at base of the Butte
Taken by Bob Paterson May 2019

"Another well earned rest!".  My great friend Charles Crossan, adorned his Butte working clothes enjoys a rest after the boards are finished. Taken by Bob Paterson 29 May 2019

"Another well earned rest!"

My great friend Charles Crossan, adorned his Butte working clothes enjoys a rest after the boards are finished.
Taken by Bob Paterson 29 May 2019

"A well earned rest!".  Julia, in working clothes, after helping erect the new boards Taken by Bob Paterson 29 May 2019

"A well earned rest!"

Julia, in working clothes, after helping erect the new boards
Taken by Bob Paterson 29 May 2019

"The late great David Easton of the WFA".  David Easton, a true Butte stalwart, sadly missed indeed. Taken by Bob Paterson Summer 2014 not long before he passed.

"The late great David Easton of the WFA"

David Easton, a true Butte stalwart, sadly missed indeed.
Taken by Bob Paterson Summer 2014 not long before he passed.

"Taken when the Derek and Esther Smith plaque was erected".  Richard Smith at the erection of the plaque to his parents Taken by Bob Paterson 2016

"Taken when the Derek and Esther Smith plaque was erected"

Richard Smith at the erection of the plaque to his parents
Taken by Bob Paterson 2016

"A stunning WW1 picture of the Butte and its defences".  Actual picture taken by 53 Squadron BEF.  Bought at auction. Taken by Bob Paterson Unknown but would say 1916

"A stunning WW1 picture of the Butte and its defences"

Actual picture taken by 53 Squadron BEF. Bought at auction.
Taken by Bob Paterson Unknown but would say 1916

"A superb wintry sky wintry picture of the Butte".  Looking good in the winter sun Taken by Stevie Kerr

"A superb wintry sky wintry picture of the Butte"

Looking good in the winter sun
Taken by Stevie Kerr

"The Butte de Warlencourt from the driveway".  The Butte de Warlencourt from the driveway Taken by Bob Paterson

"The Butte de Warlencourt from the driveway"

The Butte de Warlencourt from the driveway
Taken by Bob Paterson

"The Butte from le Sars Communal cemetery".  The Butte from le Sars Communal cemetery Taken by Bob Paterson 18 January 2019

"The Butte from le Sars Communal cemetery"

The Butte from le Sars Communal cemetery
Taken by Bob Paterson 18 January 2019

"The War memorial in Warlencourt-Eaucourt".  The War memorial in Warlencourt-Eaucourt Taken by Bob Paterson November 2018

"The War memorial in Warlencourt-Eaucourt"

The War memorial in Warlencourt-Eaucourt
Taken by Bob Paterson November 2018

"The site of German gun placements near Warlencourt".  The site of German gun placements near Warlencourt Taken by Bob Paterson July 2018

"The site of German gun placements near Warlencourt"

The site of German gun placements near Warlencourt
Taken by Bob Paterson July 2018

"A Scottish visitor to the Butte".  A Scottish visitor to the Butte - Mr Ed Dixon Taken by Ed Dixon May 2013

"A Scottish visitor to the Butte"

A Scottish visitor to the Butte - Mr Ed Dixon
Taken by Ed Dixon May 2013

"A stunning early morning view of the Butte.".  A stunning early morning view of the Butte. Taken by Richard Smith 22 February 2019

"A stunning early morning view of the Butte."

A stunning early morning view of the Butte.
Taken by Richard Smith 22 February 2019

"The butte from an unusual angle".  The butte from an unusual angle – from the north east facing south west Taken by Bob Paterson July 2018

"The butte from an unusual angle"

The butte from an unusual angle – from the north east facing south west
Taken by Bob Paterson July 2018

"The pathway that was.".  The pathway– looking down from the summit Taken by Bob Paterson 18 August 2011

"The pathway that was."

The pathway– looking down from the summit
Taken by Bob Paterson 18 August 2011

"The King on the Butte".  The King visiting the Butte de Warlencourt, accompanied by military officials.

"The King on the Butte"

The King visiting the Butte de Warlencourt, accompanied by military officials.