Topic ID #26942 - posted 2/11/2013 1:25 AM

Edinburgh First World War trench survey begins

Jennifer Palmer

Edinburgh First World War trench survey begins
By DAWN MORRISON Published on Friday 8 February 2013 12:49

WORLD renowned experts have begun a major survey aimed at unlocking the secrets of the Capital’s First World War trenches.

The network of trenches at Dreghorn Woods, Colinton, which will cost an estimated £10,000 to save, were almost forgotten and had been left to become overgrown by trees. In December, Edinburgh City Council awarded £3500 to enable survey work to take place following months of campaigning by writer and historian Lynne Gladstone-Millar and the Evening News, calling for the trenches to be preserved.

And yesterday, experts in military archaeology arrived to assess the significance of the practice trenches, using state-of-the-art surveying systems and GPS equipment.

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