In this first Trench Talk of Season 4, it's a real pleasure to be joined by Helen Roberts. Helen is an avid history fanatic who was fascinated by the large chalk map of Australia carved into the side of a hill near her home in Wiltshire.
Her research into the map led her on a fascinating journey of discovery into the lives of many Australian soldiers who were based at the nearby Hurdcott Camp during WW1; these men created the first map in 1917.
Determined not to let such a wonderful piece of Great War history disappear, Helen set up a charitable trust to ensure that the map was preserved. This is a fascinating chat with an inspirational and hugely passionate history lover, whose enthusiasm for this project is infectious.
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