Hobby for the back garden!

#2
It's different from parking an old WW2 lorry in your drive but I'm glad he doesn't live near me. I bet his neighbours are thrilled and will flood the trench to add to the realism.
 
#3
Robertshaw will no doubt be visited by delegation from the Health & Safety and prats from the local council about planning permission. In an ideal world, that group will be laid end-to-end in the trench before it is filled in.

I must be thinking of another but similar thread.
 
#4
Don't have 60 feet to play with, but I might get the kids out digging Stage 3 trenches.

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#5
All that digging will make for a wedge wank fest.
 
#6
A wank fest? With sandbagging like that? I don't feckin' think so... ;-P
 
#7
It's different from parking an old WW2 lorry in your drive but I'm glad he doesn't live near me. I bet his neighbours are thrilled and will flood the trench to add to the realism.
I trust the neighbours have their gas masks handy.

The next stage is a full demonstration of a chlorine gas attack - when the wind changes!

Or when the council busy-bodies arrive.
 
#9
That's just fucking ace... it is truly the work of a madman.

I aspire to such things.
Everyone is a little mad - just watch the traffic on that weird maze of roundabouts in St Albans (I think it's St Albans, I will never go there again!). But then again it could have been Milton Keynes. Or any town in the UK run by a "committee".

Someone on another forum asks if Germans do such things as this. Yes they do, but in a tidier and more profitable way. They call it "open cast" mining nowadays.

I would like to do this in my garden - the Chair (woman!) of the parish council lives next door!
 
#10
Think I will build one of these at the weekend, just to keep my hand in.

 
#12
Isn't that the bloke off the History Channel ?

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Yes he is

Andrew Robertshaw is an English military historian, curator, author and educator.[1] He is best known for his television appearances, in programmes such as Two Men in a Trench and Time Team.[2] He was a military advisor on the film War Horse.[3]
Robertshaw is currently the Curator/Manager of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Deepcut, and previously worked at the National Army Museum in London, where he was Head of Education.
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#13
Isn't that the bloke off the History Channel ?

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Yes he is

Andrew Robertshaw is an English military historian, curator, author and educator.[1] He is best known for his television appearances, in programmes such as Two Men in a Trench and Time Team.[2] He was a military advisor on the film War Horse.[3]
Robertshaw is currently the Curator/Manager of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Deepcut, and previously worked at the National Army Museum in London, where he was Head of Education.
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it still doesnt mean its normal, i dont have a gas turbine in my front room!
 
#14
He was our tour guide when the Officers and SNCO's went to France on battlefield tour. Head the size of a planet and very clued up about D-Day.


Definately thought he had bats in the attic though, and its nice to be proved correct.
 

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#18
Everyone is a little mad - just watch the traffic on that weird maze of roundabouts in St Albans (I think it's St Albans, I will never go there again!).
It's Hemel Hempstead, where said maze is known locally as the 'Magic Roundabout'. If you've got an hour or two to spare, you can drive over to Cavney Island in Essex and see its twin.

I personally think the next task for our historian friend is to recreate the mine warfare of the period. He has to dig a 400 yard long tunnel, preferably ending under the town hall, then pack the end chamber with 2 tons of explosives and detonate them.

That's a re-enactment I'd like to watch...

Wordsmith
 
#19
Not only is he "eccentric" but he has 30 friends who are on the lala lorry with him

"Mr Robertshaw had help from a team of 30 volunteers to build the trench in the garden"

My life is obviously a hollow sham and incomplete as there is no way I could convince 30 people to even dig over the spuds never mind a complete trench system.
 
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