A Matter of Holes and Ditches: The Archaeology of Great War Training, Larkhill, Wiltshire - A talk by Martin Brown and Simon Cleggett

A Matter of Holes and Ditches: The Archaeology of Great War Training, Larkhill, Wiltshire - A talk by Martin Brown and Simon Cleggett Photo: Wessex Archaeology

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

Booking: Booking required. Please contact the museum.
Cost:

£8 Members, £10 Non-Members

Training for the Great War is not well understood but recent discoveries close to Stonehenge have revealed the extent to which soldiers prepared for the realities of trench warfare…

Nominated Current Archaeology Rescue Project of the Year Award 2018, the only Great War training landscape excavated to this extent and detail anywhere in the world. Over 8 kilometres of trenches were excavated and 280 metres of subterranean tunnels recorded. 250 pieces of graffiti identified over 200 Great War soldiers. Nearly 10 hectares of trenches and tunnels were recorded almost exactly 100 years after they were cut. Martin Brown (WYG) and Simon Cleggett (Wessex Archaeology) will talk about the archaeology of Great War training.

Fundraising event