Fort Walney, Uncovered

Fort Walney Uncovered was a project uniting artists, archaeologists and the community to explore, survey, excavate, record and celebrate the rare practice trenches, now buried on North Walney National Nature Reserve, where soldiers, cadets and airmen trained for WW1 and WW2. The final artwork installation ‘One for Sorrow', is a war memorial now installed on the site of the former practice trenches – part of which includes a working gate leading onto the North Walney Nature Reserve. The artwork represents both the fragile nature of wildlife and the men who were so tragically lost in battle.

Artwork by Art Gene / Nicholson Bastik 2016 in association with Natural England who now manage this site for nature. Supported by Arts Council England, Natural England and National Lottery Heritage Fund. Film by Aerial Artwork. Credit to Kevin MacLeod for the music.


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