Trenches through the Ages


Experience for yourself the nature of Trench Warfare by taking a journey through time

In conjunction with Oswestry Town Museum this wonderful ‘Shropshire Remembers’ Project is open to our visitors to tour at scheduled times. The project is the culmination of a tremendous amount of hard work from the project’s mentor Mark Hignett (below)and his ‘small army’ of volunteers. Mark has created a representative set of trenches in an attempt to recreate the very nature of trench warfare

Mark trenches

* Explore the construction of World War One dug outs

* Journey forward to the tin lined World War Two trenches

* Discover the ‘above ground’ trenches such as those used in conflicts in Iraq and  Afghanistan

trenches artillery post


Bastion trenches

trenches overground

(Video by Virtual Shropshire Drone Rangers

School  bookings available

Visit the Trenches on a school trip and you will be given a guided tour of the huge network of trenches, visiting each section and the hidden ‘HQ’ within the labyrinth of tunnels.

You can combine this visit with a visit to the World War One Exhibit, the Welsh Guards or the farm activities to make a fascinating and informative day out for your class.

Mark trenches2