Search results for Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association.

The Formation of the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association

/latest-news/2018/march-2018/the-formation-of-the-hawthorn-ridge-crater-association/

The Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association (HRCA) is pleased to announce its formation with the intention to support and develop the most intensive study of any Great War battlefield ever attempted. The association will be leasing the site from the owner, the local council, on a 99 year lease for 1 Euro symbolic. The objectives of the project are to im…


Hawthorn Ridge : a forensic investigation into the archaeology and history of Hawthorn Crater

/world-war-i-articles/hawthorn-ridge-a-forensic-investigation-into-the-archaeology-and-history-of-hawthorn-crater/

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…


'Hawthorn Ridge - Then and Now' with Rick Smith

/branches/united-kingdom/lancashire-north/events/hawthorn-ridge-then-and-now-with-rick-smith/

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 position but the timing of the detonation and the lifting of the artillery …


Rick Smith - 'Hawthorn Ridge - Then and Now'. A Study.

/branches/united-kingdom/midlands-east/events/rick-smith-hawthorn-ridge-then-and-now-a-study/

This talk will give a history of the area from its early occupation, the plan and execution of the blowing of the mine on 1st July 1916 and its filming by Geoffrey Malins. We look at some of the participants involved on that famous (and infamous) day. The subsequent second blow in November and the successful capture of Beaumont Hamel. Studies that …


Beaumont Hamel - 51st (Highland) Division and Hawthorn Crater Commemorations

/events/beaumont-hamel-51st-highland-division-and-hawthorn-crater-commemorations/

On the 13th November 1916, in one of the final engagements of the Battle of the Somme, the 51st (Highland) Division advanced on and finally captured Beaumont Hamel, which had been a first-day objective on the 1st July. To remember the sacrifices made on that day, there will be a commemoration at the 51st (Highland) Division Flagstaff in the centre…