A Bridport duo are working hard to ensure the commemorations to mark the end of the First World War are truly special – and this weekend promises to be just that.

Rowlie Moores and Paul Violet reconstructed a First World War trench system back in 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War. It featured at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

The trench system, which incorporated firing steps, underground dug-outs and above ground gun pits, as well as an area of ‘no man’s land,’ was only intended to be in situ for the duration of the 2014 show, however, due to its immense popularity, and in conjunction with the landowner, it has been kept for the full duration of the First World War centenary, culminating this year.

Prior to the 2014 Great Dorset Steam Fair show and the opening of the First World War trench system, a First World War convoy road run, organised by Mr Moores and David Allen, ran from the Tank Museum, Bovington, to the Great Dorset Steam Fair site at Tarrant Hinton, Blandford.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, the Great Dorset Steam Fair managing director, Martin Oliver, the show’s board of directors, along with Mr Allen and Mr Moores, have again arranged a ‘homecoming’ convoy of First World War vehicles, including a McLaren war department steam road locomotive pulling a trailer with the replica ‘War Horse’ Mark IV male tank.

Also in the convoy will be a 1917 ‘Holt’ ‘gun tractor’ and a Replica 8” Howitzer gun, along with many other First World War trucks and lorries, and mounted cavalry horses.

The convoy will leave Bovington Camp tomorrow (August 11) at approximately 10.30am, travel through Bere Regis and stop in Blandford at approximately 12.30pm near to The Crown Hotel, where there will be photographic opportunities and a chance to see marching.

The convoy will then continue its journey to Tarrant Hinton.

For more information, visit www.gdsf.co.uk