The trench and the football matchPosted: December 13, 2014
As part of their World War 1 commemorations, Firepower hosted a football match that was played of the Royal Artillery Barrack Field in Woolwich by pupils from Eglinton School, Plumstead. The match took place at 11.45am next to the Museum’s trench reconstruction on the Barrack Field, and members of the Museum’s Living History Team were present to lend authenticity to the event. Besides showing visitors around the trench, the Team cooked (and gave away) some 1914-style food.
On our way to the Barrack Field we passed a Boer War memorial.
The trench was laid out in front of one end of the Royal Artillery Barracks.
It was designed to represent the sort of third-line trenches found on the Western Front.
The two teams were drawn from a local school, Eglinton School, Plumstead.
The Firepower Living History Team watched the first part of the match …
… before returning to their trench to prepare the food.
The location of the trench and the football match gave a wonderful view of the Georgian facade of the Royal Artillery Barracks …
… and the very imposing Royal Artillery Crimean War Memorial.