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Digging War Horse

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Wessex Archaeology volunteers were invited to celebrate the end of the Digging War Horse project last week. 
 
Digging War Horse was a project which explored the role of horses in WWI through art and literature, and by using archaeological techniques to discover the location of the lost Larkhill Horse Isolation Hospital. Managed by Richard Osgood, Senior Archaeologist for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, and Julian Richards, the Heritage Lottery Funded project involved local volunteers, Operation Nightingale participants and over 350 schoolchildren. 
 
Last week’s event celebrated the success of the project. The students’ artwork and archaeological discoveries were on display and several of the children presented poems they had written inspired by the project. Wessex Archaeology volunteers were thrilled to be invited to join in the celebration as a thank you for their hard work processing the artefacts from the dig. 
 
Laura Joyner - Community & Education Officer 
 
 
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