Over the Wire was a Heritage Lottery Fund funded project which took us from small village halls, commemoration events, to Durham Cathedral and even The Menin Gate in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. It was a unique opportunity to give the
community a taste of the suffering, sacrifice and joys of how ordinary people coped with life during warfare.
Below is a brief timeline of the project's milestone events. Click the 'Read more...' link on the stories for more information.
'Over the Wire' was a phrase soldiers in the First World War used to denote leaving the trench and going over the barbed wire to face the enemy. It was the threshold from moderate safety to almost certain death.