Trench art visit

Local group Dig-In , who offer support to the military community, have recently been working with stone sculptor Thompson Dagnall to learn stone masonry skills. Using stone salvaged from the recently demolished Whittingham Hospital, the group have been learning new skills to create works of art around their community garden in Ashton Park. Inspired by the notion of trench art and crafts that soldiers use when on the front line, the group wanted to explore the possibilities of this art form. Last week members from the group visited the Lancashire Infantry Museum to see first hand examples of trench art that was created in WW1.

Thursday, August 6, 2015