Lochnagar crater

Lochnagar crater

Lochnagar crater - La BoisselleThe Lochnagar Crater, La Boisselle by Drone Route de la Grande Mine, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France The largest crater ever made by man in anger is now a unique memorial to all those who suffered in the Great War. It is dedicated to peace, fellowship and reconciliation between all nations who fought on the Western Front.The Lochnagar Crater Memorial is privately owned, having been purchased by Richard Dunning on July 1st 1978. It is supported by the superb Friends of Lochnagar who give generously of their time, effort and money to help maintain it.It is almost 300ft (91m) in diameter and 70ft (21m) deep and each year on the anniversary on July 1st a Remembrance Ceremony is held there. A small, more informal Ceremony takes place on November 11th.The common aim is to preserve it for future generations. It is now a poignant Garden of Remembrance, created to commemorate the gallant men and women of all nations who suffered in the Great War.No profit has, nor ever will be made from Lochnagar. Richard Dunning writes: "The Lochnagar Crater is an awesome sight. www.lochnagarcrater.org

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