Apologies for the sound issues in this episode, it was recorded online and sadly the Internet connection was misbehaving. The sound is not of the usual standard, but this was out of my control.
In our latest episode of Trench Talk we are joined by Richard Dunning MBE, the owner of the Lochnagar Crater at La Boiselle. In this wide-ranging chat we talk about how reading a paperback book in the middle of a riot in Chicago led Richard on a lifetimes journey into the Somme battlefields. We hear about the impact the fighting at La Boiselle had on the veterans who fought there, the most common question Richard gets asked, how a conversation in a clump of weeds led an inner-city lad to study history at University, and the perils of inviting Cossacks to the 1st July memorial service.