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Loos Trenches, Blackpool.
These were constructed near Watson Road Park in 1915  for training purposes, but were later an attraction for locals and visitors to give the public some idea what the trenches were like for those fighting in World War One . Sixpence was charged to visit them with the money going to local hospitals. Here they are showing the use of periscopes.
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Loos Trenches, Blackpool. These were constructed near Watson Road Park in 1915 for training purposes, but were later an attraction for locals and visitors to give the public some idea what the trenches were like for those fighting in World War One . Sixpence was charged to visit them with the money going to local hospitals. Here they are showing the use of periscopes. Blackpool historical

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Amateur archeologists have signed up in their droves to excavate First World War trenches in a Blackpool park.

The trenches, which are under Watson Road Park in South Shore, will be partly excavated and on view for the first time this summer since being filled in almost 90 years ago.

Blackpool Council will team up with the Friends of Watson Road Park, The University of Salford and Lancashire County Council to hold ‘The Big Dig’ from Monday for two weeks.

 

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