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FREE EVENT 'War Horse' : behind the scenes with the film's technical advisor Any Robertshaw 25 August at 5:30pm

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Andy Robertshaw, two men in a trench, the historian famous for digging a First World War trench in a neighbour's back garden, will be appearing at Riverside Caravan Park this Sunday to give a talk about the making of the Stephen Spielberg film War Horse. Andy worked as the a technical advisor on the set and has named the evening “My eight week h…


News of a unique project - a forensic investigation into the archaeology and history of Hawthorn Crater

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A podcast from the team at the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association  The Hawthorn Redoubt was an formidable defensive position for the Germans which was blown up on the morning of 1 July 1916 by a mine that had been placed beneath the German stronghold on the ridge. The explosion, ten minutes before the whistles blew at 7:30am, destroyed the positi…


Remembering 1st July 1916 : Hawthorn Ridge and Lochnagar Craters

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To mark the anniversary of the 1 day of the Battle of the Somme 1916 watch a short film from the Lochnagar Crater Foundation and a podcast from the Hawthorn Crater Association. This special short film will be available to view at www.lochnagarcrater.org from 0728hrs (BST) on Wednesday July 1st. https://bit.ly/2Vn9DfN This is a fascinating pod…