After the German Press Agency (dpa) had discovered our „Little Britain“ as a fabulous topic for the weekend my telephone didn’t stand still any more.
Some of Germany’s most popular media picked up the story and covered our „Little Britain“ at Baumdienst Siebengebirge. Like "Bild am Sonntag":
I am very thankful and happy about the great and positive feedback and that the Centurion tank in our little exhibition is being regarded for what it is intended to be at our site: a memorial for peace and freedom. May the victims of war never be forgotten.
Super beautiful front garden with plenty of attractions. I know Mr Blackburn personally and must honestly say he is a super nice man, and from a business perspective always meets the wishes of his customers
Mr. Blackburn has a considerable collection on his grounds which everyone can enjoy, because he makes them freely accessible. The collection includes a British Centurion Tank from Swiss Army stock. A beautifully sublime sight that brings back memories from when beautiful tanks were still built. Expecting some sensitivity from some Germans, he placed all sorts of charming items on the tank to gently soften the defensive aesthetic of the ‘war machine’. Also included are rings of poppy flowers that resonate with the Flanders battles, where ancestors of the Blackburn family fell during the 1st World War. The neighbours who run a pseudo-scientific therapy technique managed to unsuccessfully engage the local politicians, who luckily could do nothing. The tank is staying!
Well done Mr. Blackburn.
Greetings from Erpel.