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Offline kyn

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Re: TOLSFORD HILL WW1 PRACTICE TRENCHES
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 00:12:55 »
Could well be, this is directly beside Shorncliffe Barracks.

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 22:40:55 »
Would the small circular shapes showing in Trikemans splendid photos be shell craters?
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 12:26:56 »
1940s

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 23:04:00 »
There is a very comprehensive site covering the Canadian Soldiers based at the Sandling Camps during WW1:
http://www.saltwoodkent.co.uk/discovery-of-ww1-practice-trenches
I think I posted some ariel pics a few years back but here are a couple more taken when the light and growth were just right. Amazing how the patterns survive
Trikman
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