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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.




Back Into The Line

Sunday, March 15th, 2009
 
       

On Friday a small party of us will be going out to Belgium.
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Last year during ploughing the tenant discovered the remains of a British concrete bunker. Unsurprisingly he wasn’t happy about a bent plough and a load of rubble in the potato field so plans to remove it. Fortunately the landowner told us that this will happen and has given us the opportunity to undertake rescue recording of the bunker and do a limited amount of excavation around it in the British Line.
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Previously we have never had opportunity to look at the British trenches so this is both exciting and very useful for our research into the development of the battlefield.
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As usual we will be staying with our friends at the Peace Village in Messines and enjoying the excellent food of Claude at The Auberge at Plugstreet – www.auberge-ploegsteert.be
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We hope to be updating the blog during our stay.

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One response to “Back Into The Line”

  1. Julien says:

    The brown boards around Ploegsteert Wood were placed by the local Tourist Office with the help of members of the Ploegsteert Memorial Committe who is organizing the Last Post once a month at Ploegsteert Memorial.

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