Our return to Detling caused quite a stir and we have seen and heard nothing but great comments from everyone who managed to secure a tour of the trench. The organisers and stewards of the show were blown away with our display but also the fact that we took the time at the end of the show for their own private trench tour.
We had on average 300 people through the trench each day in groups of about 15, which is 7 hours non-stop. The 10th Essex showed themselves to be professional and excellent actors immersing the public into a typical front-line trench scenario. Everything was there from a tunnel head, shell crater and more.
One of the many comments we have received is:
‘ ‘My son and I just wanted to message someone connected with the 10th Essex as the trenches experience at the Military Odyessy was exceptional. A truly remarkable visit which was everything it needed to be. Please pass on our thanks to the people present as it was an outstanding, presentation / experience. Much Appreciated.’
Already we are looking forward to returning next year with a different scenario so make sure you get your place in the queue and experience Living History coming to life in front of your eyes.