Somme August 2018

6 of us set off from our homes for our annual trip to the Somme last weekend. Instead of our usual sponsored walk we had decided to have a rest and just organised a trip to walk the battlefields and visit graves. Staying at the beautiful Snowden house in Longueval, which is fast turning into… Read More »

Hay On Wye

On Thursday 2nd August we set off from Cornwall for Hay On Wye. The field of white tents was an overwhelming sight to see, so many wonderful living history groups all together with British Army modern day medics. It was a pleasure to meet Tommy’s Sisters from Holland and many more wonderful people. The weekend… Read More »

Bodmin Trench

After taking part in this fantastic even, our founder Sue Robinson has written an account for you all.   “Early in 2018 I had a meeting with a chap called Jason Squibb about an immersive theatre production that he was going to put together for the summer up at our Regimental museum Bodmin Cornwall (DCLI). … Read More »

Goodbye Graham

It is with great sadness that we at Wenches are saying goodbye to our dear friend and avid supporter Graham Evans. Graham sadly passed away last night.  Graham has been a much loved member of Wenches In Trenches for a few years now and will missed by everyone that knew him. Our thoughts are with… Read More »

Wenches In Trenches Book

We are pleased to announce that the wonderful book, Wenches In Trenches, Roses Of No Mans Land by Lucy London is available again. This second run of books is now available to purchase for £6 + £2 postage. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be going towards the Wenches Memorial Fund You… Read More »

Somme Walk Day 3

So we have done it, another year over. We have finished our second day of walking in France. We began the day at Citadel Cemetery, walking up towards Bois Francais passing Point 110 Old and New Cemeteries. We had some rather unforeseen sound effects for todays walk. It was the shooting season on the Somme!… Read More »

Somme Walk Day 1

We arrived in France yesterday afternoon and took the day to unpack and relax after our long journey. One of our team has travelled all the way from Victoria in Canada! Today we have used the day to do a little bit of sightseeing and shopping. We visited Delville Woods just around the corner from… Read More »

Somme 29th May

We have had a busy day on the Somme today. Starting with a visit to Lochnagar Crater to meet up with the ITV crew that are interviewing Head Wench Sue today. When we arrived their was a lot of activity onsite. As this is the ‘working weekend’ for the Friends Of Lochnagar. Strimming, clearing, cutting,… Read More »

Somme Visit May 2016

Head Wench Sue and Wench Suzanna are in France at the moment finalising a few things for the Wenches Sponsored walk in September this year. Arriving yesterday they had a quick stop in Belgium to deliver some of the Wenches In Trenches – Roses Of No Mans Land books to The Grenadier Bookshop in Ypres.… Read More »

Talbot House Update

We are delighted to inform you that the refurbishments in the Nurse McFie room at Talbot House are now complete. We were very pleased to have been able to give funds to Talbot House for these refurbishments. The room is now open for reservations at Talbot House B&B. For more information please visit their website

Cumbrian Challenge

Last year we were very pleased to be approached by Walking With The Wounded to put a team forward for their brilliant 2016 Cumbrian Challenge. “The Cumbrian Challenge is Walking With The Wounded’s fun and testing, flagship, annual fundraising event in the Lake District for teams of four – with every team that takes part… Read More »

Second Patron

We are extremely proud to announce that our second patron is confirmed as writer Sarah Phelps. Sarah is the talented writer of WW1 Drama, The Crimson Field. A wonderful dramatisation of the lives of the VADs of WW1. Sarah is also a regular writer on the soap Eastenders Sarah has been a wonderful support to the… Read More »

New Patron

We are extremely proud to finally announce that Falklands Veteran Simon Weston OBE has agreed to be our patron. We have been working on this for a little while and over the last few days we have received final confirmation from Simon. We would like to send a huge Wenches welcome to Simon and thank… Read More »

Registration Is Open

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for participants of this years sponsored walk. The walk will take place from 11th to 15th September and will be held in France, taking in The Somme Battlefields. If you wish to take part please contact us asap as places are strictly limited and given… Read More »

Registration For Somme Walk

Registration to enter our 2015 sponsored walk will open tomorrow morning ( Monday 5th Jan )   The walk will take place on 11th – 15th September 2015 and will take in the battlefields of The Somme. Our base for the walk will be the stunning Snowden House This will be a fantastic opportunity to have some… Read More »

Our First Newsletter

Welcome to the first official newsletter from The Wenches in Trenches! The ‘Wenches’ are a wonderful bunch of ladies from all walks of life, united in their unwavering support of raising awareness and funds for military related causes.  Through these pages we will provide our supporters with a regular quarterly round up of our charity… Read More »

Update On This Years Walk

We are just waiting for a few more sponsorships to come into Wenches HQ and then we will be able to announce the amount raised from this years walk. We are quite pleased with what has come in so far..but we need you to be patient just a few more weeks. We will also have… Read More »

Wenches In A Trench

We are very pleased to have been invited by The Church of St Pol De Leon in Paul village, Penzance to advise on a trench recreation for them. We will also have some our Wenches attending the trench dressed in WW1 Uniforms. Head Wench Sue R and Wench Sue Mc will be at the Church from the… Read More »

Eve Of Our Walk

Today is the eve of our walk. We started our day with the most amazing breakfast at Varlet Farm. Once we had all eaten our fill we made our way to Tyne Cot Cemetery. This Cemetery has the graves of over 11,000 fallen soldiers. The morning was cooler than the last few days and quite misty,… Read More »

One More Sleep!

Well here we are on the eve of the day we travel to Belgium. I can’t believe it has finally arrived. We have planned and packed and there is nothing left to do now. Tomorrow we set off from Penzance with our minibus, kindly donated by Vospers Uk, we are stopping off at a couple… Read More »

New Sponsor

We are very pleased to announce that we have a new corporate sponsor. Vospers have kindly sponsored our walkers with the donation of a 17 seater minibus, for the duration of the walk. We would all like to thank Vospers for their kind sponsorship of our event. For details of Vospers and their dealership please… Read More »

First Uniform Finished

As you are aware we are having some of our uniforms made by Head Wench Sue R and the ladies of The Giving Shop in Penzance. Some of the Wenches are having their uniforms made elsewhere. One Wench Sue W has had hers made by her very talented mum. Here is a picture of Sue… Read More »


This is unrelated to Wenches, sort of, but I need to explain the picture of the white dog on the  Making Of The Dresses – Part 2 on the NEWS page. The picture is of Wench Suzanna’s dog Minty. He was a rescue dog that she got in 2012 as a companion for her husband… Read More »

Why We Are Walking

Every Wench is walking in memory of a particular Nurse or VAD. Some are for personal reasons some are just to honour an otherwise forgotten person. Whatever the reason we all have the utmost respect and admiration for every Nurse and VAD that gave their time during the War. We are focusing on WW1 for… Read More »

Trip to The Somme

Two of our Wenches, Sue (head Wench) and Beverley are currently in France, on the Somme for a project that Beverly is doing. They have been having a great time whilst working hard. Sue says “What a day we have done so much achieved all our targets, laughed at cows chatted up some policemen who… Read More »