The Plugstreet Project is a non-profit community archaeology initiative lead by No Man's Land Archaeology Group, exploring the Battle of Messines through archaeological excavations, historical research, and by engaging those whose families were directly affected by the battle. The project aims to examine the human experience of the soldiers in the field, their families back home and local residents of the training and battle areas.
We are currently seeking sponsorship in return for advertising on this website, the funds will be used for project activities, equipment and the development of media content for the website.
All work on the project is carried out by professionals on a voluntary basis, with team members meeting their own travel and accommodation expenses.
This website was launched in April 2010 to extend upon our exisiting blog which was launched in May 2007 and is already attracting good visitor numbers, currently averaging 50,000 hits per month.
Chart showing site usage for first 6 months, April to Oct 2010.
This site will provide in-depth information through videos, photographs, diagrams, articles and 3d interactions. It will also provide a platform to assist people in discovering their own family history and links to the Battle of Messines, providing a place for discussion, sharing of photographs and other information. This will help to build knowledge of the battle, the men who saw action, and the experience of those on the home front, on both sides of the conflict. We aim to enable an expansion of knowledge of this key battle of the Great War, by gathering and sharing stories across the globe and ensuring that they will be passed on to future generations.
We have a range of advertising packages available starting from just 50 pounds per year.
Please contact us for further details.