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A picture tour of Fovant Badges - in the town of Fovant, in the county of Wiltshire
Fovant badges
Fovant badges - by Karen Lawson ©
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Photographer: © Karen Lawson (Gallery)(8th May 2010)

Fovant badges

Cut into the chalk downs these badges represent the memory of the men who never returned from battle during WW1. Thousands of military personnel were stationed around this area and there used to be about 20 badges but the hillside has eroded over time causing some of them to disappear. In 2003 however, huge restoration work was carried out and made secure most of the site where these remaining badges lay. The larges is the Australian cap badge which is approximately 51m x 32m, thats just under half a football pitch!
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Comment by Sue Bristo(8th May 2010)

Super pic Karen ... and thanks for the interesting information - what a shame that the erosion has lost some of them !!

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