East Kent Railway WW2 Trench opening


We were invited to the launch of the recently discovered, excavated and reconstructed WW2 Trench in the woodland at the East Kent Railway. Mark Hopewell, helped by Alison Hopewell and volunteers at this wonderful site in Shepherdswell have done a fantastic job of creating a new attraction for visitors – especially those interested in military history and in particular Dover’s military history. The programme for the day included a tour of the Trenches, a ride on the 7 1/4 miniature railway and then on a brake van for a ride behind the 427 ex military Ruston Diesel Shunter.

The event ended with tea or coffee and cake.