Derbyshire Practice Trenches

November 7th, 2014

If you were listening to Radio Derby this week you will know that some First World War practice trenches were discovered in the Goyt Valley, Buxton. Practice trenches such as these would have been across the country, but no real record of them exists, there would have been no real reason to make any record. The men would have to learn how to dig a trench, so they would find suitable land, train the men and probably fill in the trenches and that would be it.

The images of the trenches were captured and supplied by Bluesky International Ltd, using aerial ‘lidar’ system when working for the coal authority to locate old mine workings. They show clearly the castellated shape of the trenches and if you look closely, more evidence around of other trenches having been dug.