Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Recruiting serjeants

An important development today with lots of the local schools attending a talk by Julian to enthuse them about the archaeology of 'Digging War Horse' - soon lots had signed up (including some that had worked on the layers of larkhill programme beforehand). They were then 'recruited' by Richard Broadhead who told them lots of WW1 facts before they spoke with re-enactors and then went outside to look round the WW1 18 pounder, to experience the joys of army rations WW1-style (and a 21st Century comparison), and to meet some of the King's Troop horses and artillery personnel. A really well-attended event with lots of excited children and teachers and thus a fully booked excavation programme. Next stages are to send a list of the art, puppetry, commemoration and other events to the schools and other participants.

Digging starts on Monday so keep an eye on this page for updates...

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