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Volunteers needed for Blackpool WW1 trenches excavation

Volunteers are needed to help excavate World War One training trenches in a Blackpool park after they were filled in almost 100 years ago.

The trenches were packed with rubble and soil before the area was turned into Watson Road Park in South Shore.

An aerial photograph of the park was found in the 1980s which showed evidence of a buried trench system.

Blackpool Council, which commissioned a survey after the find, said a "Big Dig" will take place from 7 to 19 July.

  • 24 Jun 2014