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The Formation of the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association

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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…


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…