Famous Mine Crater to be Protected and Conserved

A frame from Geoffrey Malins’ film of the Hawthorn detonation.
The overgrown Hawthorn Crater site.
An image showing the vast extent of the Hawthorn Crater in 1916.

THE HAWTHORN Ridge Crater Association (HRCA) has announced its formation with the intention to support and develop the most intensive study of any Great War battlefield ever attempted writes Andy Robertshaw.


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