Tell Us Your
Share your World War 1 stories and keepsakes with us as part of The Trenches Experience at Bodelwyddan Castle.
New for 2017 is a network of replica World War One trenches, our living memorial to the men and women of all nationalities who passed through Kinmel Park Camp during and in the immediate aftermath of the Great War.
The Trenches Experience at Bodelwyddan Castle is a uniquely atmospheric facility that will be brought to life by the many heroic and tragic stories of the Great War. We are now on the lookout for people to share these stories with us.
Access to the Trench Experience is by guided tour only, and tours are available subject to weather and staffing. Please contact us before making a specific journey to check that we have trench tours running on the day of your visit.
If you have information or artefacts you would like to share with us, we'd love to hear from you. We are also seeking volunteers, information and any local artworks depicting the war. Get in touch either by phone or by email and it could be your story that is featured in the trench system the next time you visit!
Need inspiration to get involved? Our trench tours have several themes, including 'Training at Kinmel Camp', 'Life in the Trenches', 'Casualties of War', 'Local Heroes' and 'Art and Anguish'. So if you feel you have something to offer any of these topics, let us know.
Did you know?
The song 'Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag' was written by two brothers from St Asaph, Felix (Staff Sergeant in the British Army) and George Powell (a pacifist, who became a conscientious objector when conscription was imposed in 1916), who entered and won a competition for 'Best Morale-Building Song'!