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.

News and Events

Find out why we feel priviliged to live on the Somme

March Rededication Ceremonies

In March there have been 15 rededication ceremonies in France and Belgium, many attended by surviving family. Hats off to the team from the JCCC, CWGC and the regiments who organised them so smoothly. These Read more…

Victor Herbert Wills

You may remember that John was researching his own family during lockdown. One of the most poignant stories to come to light is that of his Great Uncle Victor. I would like to think that Read more…

William Wucher

Lance Corporal William Wucher of the 12th Battalion Middlex Regiment was laid to rest, alongside three comrades in Meaulte Military Cemetery, 106 years ago today. He had enlisted at the age of 20, on 2nd Read more…

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