last week,we visited here whilst on a break in Pembrokeshire.
These training trenches on the coast just outside the village of Penally,were made in 1914,
replicating a trench system as used in Europe.
They can still be clearly seen,as the photos show.They are situated very close to the coastal foot path
and easily viewed.When firing is in progress on a near by range,part of the footpath is closed,but they can still be viewed
from a parallel path.
The photos on the right are of an information board.
Hope this is of interest.
Anything old is of interest to me, thanks. Question: These trenches are as far away from the Channel as possible. therefore they are also as far away as possible from the heavily populated areas and the War itself. This would make sense during WWII, when planes could reach very deep over UK. But not during WWI when there were no far flying bombers. So, why so far away?
I've just been on holiday to Tenby and also went to see the nearby world war 1 practice trench system at Penally.
Some info is given on this link.
An interesting local place to go and see an historic trench system.
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An old post i did a few years back showing the trench system on Otterburn training Area
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Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .
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