The Trenches at Oswestry

Mark Hignett, the curator of Oswestry Museum, wanted to commemorate the centenary of World War One with a project which would cover the whole of the four years of the war, and which would provide school children, students, and the general public with an understanding of what it had been like to live as soldiers at that time.

As the area had been used extensively in this period for the training of troops, it seemed reasonable to look at some aspect of this training. It was from this starting point that the idea of building replica trenches came into being: not only because of the local connection, but also that it would enable those who were interested to study trenches without having to travel long distances.

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