First World War Training TrenchesHere at Bodelwyddan we have within our grounds a reminder of the Great War years. Training was an important activity during the First World War (1914-1918). It helped to prepare newly recruited soldiers many of whom had never considered the intricacies of 'modern' warfare. The local training camp for the area was Kinmel Park Camp, which is located not too far from the Castle. The camp has operated for many years but is remembered by many as the camp where the infamous riots took place after the First World War.
The training trenches are located in the Bodelwyddan Castle Parkland. A set of interpretive panels will be available shortly that will provide information on what it was like to be a soldier living, fighting and dying in the trenches and illustrations of how the trenches were constructed.