Present Day

trenches reenactment

Since the opening many varied visitors have been to see the trenches. It is, of course, very popular with schools, which have travelled here from as far away as Cambridge; historical and archaeological groups; and has even been used by a local rock group as a video location. BBC Songs of Praise and Bargain Hunt have also filmed programmes at the trenches.

An interesting part of the trench experience is to visit when the 1st Battalion Royal Warwicks 1914/18 Living History Group are in residence. At various times of the year, they live in the trenches as soldiers would have done during WW1 and are happy to talk about how life would have been then and the problems and dangers the soldiers would have had to endure. During these periods they also repair, maintain, add on to , and alter the trenches just as soldiers would have done while living in them.

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