We were inundated with local interest and many prospective WWI soldiers turned up on the day for photographs and measuring. Looks like we have a very strong army of soldiers coming together - but we'll see how they hold up at boot camp!
The Costume crew arrived on the 15th of June. I took them one and a half days to completely empty a twenty-foot shipping container packed with gear, constructed racks and unpacked costumes.
Our Costume Designer, Ian Sparke (himself an ex-soldier and Military Collector) has an enormous passion for all things WWI. He has shipped in many pieces from his incredibly vast and unique collection of military costumes for us to use on Beneath Hill 60 - uniforms, webbing, helmets, boots and Period civillian costumes.