Easter in the Trenches

March 30, 20161:51 pm

This Easter saw men from the 1st Battalion the Royal Warwicks 1914-1918 living history group move into the trenches at park Hall Countryside Experience near Oswestry. The first two who had travelled up from Portsmouth, arrived on Thursday afternoon and promptly bagged the underground HQ which had a pair of bunk beds already built in, […]

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The Waste of Daylight

March 10, 20162:40 pm

When the clocks spring forward on March 27th who will remember that we owe British Summer Time to the First World War? And to the Germans? Happily the Hero of the Hour is impeccably British. William Willett was a keen horseman. In summer he would take an early morning ride. In 1907, returning from a […]

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