Oswestry: the dirtiest trick yet!

Ah… the lengths some people will go to get their own way!

Please read in it’s entirety to find out more.

The Heritage Journal

The outlines of the WW1 practice trenches can be seen here The outlines of the WW1 practice trenches can be seen here

Press release from HOOOH, 8 October 2015, Attention: Immediate

World War 1 commemoration made ‘bargaining chip’ in hillfort housing bid

A major World War One commemoration is in doubt after being used as leverage for housing in the shadow of Old Oswestry hillfort, campaigners have revealed. English Heritage hoped to excavate WW1 practice trenches on the hillfort plateau in 2016 as part of a special programme of national events marking Britain’s First World War centenary.  The project was set to research the relationship and activities linking Old Oswestry, Park Hall military camp and Oswestry-born, WW1 poet and soldier, Wilfred Owen, who was stationed at the camp in October 1916. It is thought that Owen trained on the hillfort’s practice trench network which replicated those used on the Western Front during the First World War.

But correspondence acquired through Freedom…

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