World War One Centenary Commemoration


The Great Dorset Steam Fair is commemorating the centenary anniversary of the First World War with our own WW1 tribute display. The display features an authentic replica Western Front trench system supported by original steam and historic vehicles from the 1914-1918 conflict, associated equipment, living history group soldiers and authentic WW1 horse displays. First shown at the 2014 Great Dorset Steam Fair, the WW1 Western Front Trench display will remain in place until the 2018 Great Dorset Steam Fair to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of The Armistice.
This year it is also hoped to feature a display of Royal Flying Corps WW1 aircraft. 
The World War One Commemorative Display at the Great Dorset Steam Fair has been carefully and sensitively compiled in honour and memory of all those who served their country during this terrible conflict, millions of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.   

Historians and commentators visiting our replica WW1 trench system since 2014 have remarked on the accuracy and attention to detail of the display, some regarding it as one of the most notable WW1 trench re-creations in Europe, something we at the Great Dorset Steam Fair are immensely proud of. 

Please see below photographs of the WW1 Commemoration display at the Great Dorset Steam Fair including the acclaimed authentically created replica WW1 Western Front trench system:-