Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

On this day 20th July 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus


Tomorrow is the 37th Anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

POSTED 19th July – I’ve found a couple of pages on the BBC News website which for those of  you who weren’t around in Cyprus at the time (like me) may find of particular interest.

Tomorrow morning the air raid sirens will most likely sound in remembrance of this auspicious day. Usually we hear them around 06:30hrs in our village on the western outskirts of Limassol.

1974 Cyprus – “a tragedy all round” read personal witness accounts from people who were in Cyprus during the invasion.

The friends in whose hotel I had been staying, being Greek Cypriots, lost everything
Amanda Lee, UK

Still a divided island since 1974

2011 Cyprus Refugee Tax Fund Stamp









20th JULY UPDATE – the sirens went off before 06:00hrs in our village this morning. Before that our cat had been wailing and disturbing us for most of the night so not a good sleep for us. I really did not want to get out of bed today, except that it was too warm to stay in it!


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “On this day 20th July 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus

  1. Interesting blog. I am a 50 something Brit living in Paphos since 2005.

    I borrowed the picture of the stamp for a post on my blog. I linked back to you here. You might like to read the post, it is a request from a Spanish boy for a letter from Cyprus as he collects stamps.


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