Remembering the fallen with Banchory trench

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In commemoration of 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, a reconstruction of a trench is set to be opened in Banchory.

On Monday August 4, Banchory Heritage Society, with the help of Banchory Library and Museum, are officially opening their World War One trench, which they have constructed in the Museum.

Members of the Banchory Heritage Society decided to design and build a replica trench and dugout in the Museum as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

With a lot of help and the donations of World War One objects and documents, the trench is now ready to play its part in the 100th anniversary.

There will be some readings from the diary of Norman Beaton, a Banchory man who enlisted in the Deesider Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders and several displays of WW1 items collected from local families.

Those wishing to attend should meet at Banchory Library at 2pm to help commemorate an event which changed so many lives.