LOCAL actor Craig Leonard and volunteers have had thousands of views on their new online production Trenchers - a WW1 soap opera raising awareness of military charities struggling through Covid.

The project, which is close to ex-serviceman Craig’s heart, is filmed on an authentic set, made by Craig, and shows an educational look at what life was like in the trenches.

The 49-year-old, who runs monthly Wyre Forest Auctions at Wolverley Memorial Hall and a military and vintage fair at the Gilt Edge Centre in Kidderminster, has also taken on roles assisting with set design, costume and as a military history advisor to film and TV productions.

Craig has been involved in running military re-enactments and shows all over the country for more than 30 years and his expertise has landed him acting roles in major films - including Atonement and Cockneys vs Zombies - and BBC dramas such as Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

Trenchers is inviting submissions from anyone who has WW1 kit, to do a short sketch, to film and send in the footage.

You could be part of the cast and film in your own location.

Go to: https://fb.watch/2eWVLbjNj_/