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This is the new blog of the Plugstreet Archaeological Project.

   A Great War themed project exploring sites around Comines-Warneton and Messines in Belgium.    The project is being led by members of No Man's Land - The European Group for Great War    Archaeology and the Comines-Warneton Historical Society.

First Day at Cocken Hall

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Today was our first full day of excavation at Cocken Hall, we have opened four trenches all of which look possitive. On the site of the house, we have located several walls and some interior fixtures. In the training trenches area work is progressing with some features showing.



This afternoon we had a show and tell of the uniform and equipment used by the Durham Pals in training at Cocken Hall. Unlike most of Kitchener’s New Army, the 18th DLI, which were privately funded, receieved drab uniform quickly, rather than the unpopular temporary Kitchener’s Blue.


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