What our clients say

Peter via Trip Advisor

"3 days touring the First World Battlefields. Cannot begin to describe the knowledge John and Jennie have of the 1st WW and the way they tailored my visit to fit with my Grandfathers war and the 13th rifles. Battle sites, maps, Billets and more. Absolutely amazing time. Cannot imagine anyone better than Silent Picket. couldn't have asked for more than this."

Heather via Booking.com

Sometimes when traveling we are lucky enough to find a place that feels like visiting family. For my son and I, the Silent Picket was this place. We spent two nights here with John and Jennie, and we wished we had at least one more. The B&B is perfectly located, warm and cozy, with two experts at the ready to help guests learn about the history of the area. We truly enjoyed our time here.

Simon on Facebook

We had a fantastic time, right in the heart of the Somme, lovely place to stay and excellent cooking! I found out so much about my Grandfather and two of his brothers, who we honoured at Mailly Wood and Thiepval. John was able to give superb advise and left me with loads of info to trawl through. ... I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the 'Silent Picket' to anyone.

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Find out why we feel priviliged to live on the Somme

High Wood Commemorations

It’s hard to plan anything at the moment. One never knows what will be possible until the last minute. However the third Sunday of September is traditionally the day that we commemorate the action of Read more…

The Liberation of Albert 1944

At the beginning of September 1944 this area was freed from the German occupation. In military terms the losses were light, but in family terms they were devastating. In London Cemetery this morning, 76 years Read more…

The Louvre at Lens

Back at the beginning of March, taking advantage of the winter calm, we visited the Louvre at Lens. It’s been closed for while but now that it has reopened it seemed a good moment to Read more…

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