A project which uses archaeology to explore the role of the horse and artillery in the Great War. We are exploring the location of the Larkhill Horse Isolation Hospital and the lives of the animals and people on this part of Salisbury Plain in World War One
Monday, 1 September 2014
Almost ready to begin...
The War Horse project will be officially launched at Larkhill primary school on 10th September giving local schools the opportunity to sign up for elements of the project. The archaeology side of things will start on 15th September under the stewardship of Mr Julian Richards. Julian will be using geopysical survey, maps and then field-walking and test pitting to see if he can locate the site of the First World War horse hospital. We are hugely grateful to the HLF for their grant from the 'First World War then and now' strand which has enabled this project to happen. Over the net few months there will be updates here on:
Commemorative studies of local gunners from the First World War
Conservation of first World War srtillery pieces and much more