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Trench Construction

Al Oswald and Steve Danby, parents at our school, designed and built our replica section of a 'Front Line Fighting Trench' based on a War Office military fieldwork manual that was used during the First World War -

although our trench was not constructed quite as deep!


It was made to look authentic with rough

timbers up the sides and a muddy floor.


The sand bags we had filled during our

archaeological dig were put in place.


A coil of imitation barbed-wire was laid across

'No Man's Land' where shell-holes were created.

At the end of the trench is a sunken bunker.

There is even wooden ladder

we can use to climb out.


You can follow this link to

see the article in York Press.


Replica War Time Trench