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Weʼre raising £100,000 to Save Yorkshire's WW1 Heritage, Our mission is to restore Yorkshire Trench near Ypres.

Bargiestraat, 8904 Ieper, Belgium

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TOTAL £9,155 (+£2,000 Offline)

The Yorkshire Trench is one of the very few WW1 front line trenches, that still exist in their original positions earning its name The Yorkshire Trench as the 49th West Riding of Yorkshire Division manned and improved this section of the trench, the network for communications tunnels which once connected the front-line trenches names after Strensall Road, Leeds Road & Huddersfield Road.

Until recently the trench was accessible to the public. The recent wet weather in Flanders has taken its toll, much as it did in the Great War. It is now seriously damaged by the wind, & rain. We urgently need YOUR HELP to re-instate this important site.

This is part of our Yorkshire heritage, it is on this small piece of Belgian land just outside the town of Ypres. Where so many British soldiers many from Yorkshire fell in battle. It is in remembrance of them and the French, German & Belgian soldiers who died in the vicinity during the period from 1915 to early 1917, that we must repair, and preserve this historic trench. And in that remembrance show both visitor, and student the true reality of war.

​Your donation will be wisely used, and greatly appreciated.

Why £100,000? We can not currently give an estimation of the total costs for a complete restoration. The initial amount is an estimation based on an initial estimation in 2014 of 150,000 EURO (£135,000). Unfortunately, we are aware that the cost is big and that it will be recurrent. Also to note The City of Ieper will also be contributing to this project.

Who will the Money go to? The City of Ieper, represented by the Deputy Major Dimitry Soenen and the Museum Represented by the director Piet Chielens who will also share the budget for this restoration campaign.

100% of Money raised will be used for the Yorkshire Trench Restoration.

Further Info: YorkshireTrench@gmail.com

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  • John Morrison5 months ago
    John Morrison

    John Morrison

    5 months ago

    In remembrance Chris & Wes will be running from Leeds to Sheffield to York back to Leeds, on 27th April 2022... who knows may be running past relatives of those that help dig and defend Yorkshire Trench. #WeWillRememberThem

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  • John Morrison7 months ago
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    John Morrison

    7 months ago

    £9,155 (+£2,000 Offline Donations) a great couple of days, this is great news. Thank You for all donations and the amazing messages

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  • John Morrison1 year ago
    John Morrison

    John Morrison

    1 year ago

    £5434! Thanks to all for Online/Offline donations and spreading the word in anyway you can, we are now over the £5000 mark, with some amazing stories being heard. #WeWillRememberThem

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  • John Morrison

    John Morrison

    Sep 12, 2022

    Many thanks to Yorkshire Volunteers Association for tge kibd donation

    £10.00

  • John Morrison

    John Morrison

    Sep 5, 2022

    From the Yorkshire volunterrs sponsored walk many thanks to them for the kind donations

    £100.00

  • John Morrison

    John Morrison

    Sep 2, 2022

    Many thanks to the Yorkshire Volunteer Regimental association who raised £425 for the Trench this is the first tranche of £200 thank you

    £200.00

  • John Morrison

    John Morrison

    Aug 25, 2022

    Money from sale of donated items thank you so much to Scouse, and Fred for the dvds

    £10.00

  • John Morrison

    John Morrison

    Aug 21, 2022

    From donations given during sponsored walk from Boulogne to Ypres many thanks to everyone who has donated

    £35.00

  • John Morrison

    John Morrison

    Aug 18, 2022

    Money given from sponsored walk by jpm

    £50.00

  • P Durham

    P Durham

    Aug 14, 2022

    I hope you can save this important site.

    £30.00

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John Morrison

John Morrison

Bargiestraat, 8904 Ieper, Belgium

I am 60yr Old Civil Servant. Passionate guide in the Realities of War. I create studies for Students to visit WW1/WW2 Battlefields. Placing particular emphasis on the lives & deaths of soldiers from Yorkshire. It is this aspect that I find the most interesting & rewarding.

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