First World War re-enactment at Cannon Hall

The bank holiday weekend sees the arrival of a very special event to Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens. Visitors will be treated to stunning re-enactments of how the Army lived and fought during the First World War.

The Living History event will see spectacular displays of battles, all taking place in the stunning grounds of the Georgian Country House.

At the free event, which takes place from Saturday, 27 to Monday, 29 August, people will have a truly memorable time. They will experience how life would have been for soldiers on an off the battlefield, during the Great War. They will discover what they ate, what weapons were used and how they coped with life in the trenches.

Alongside all the action there will be family activities taking place both inside and outside the Hall.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet spokesperson for Place, said: “Cannon Hall, Park and Gardens has links to the First World War making is a great location for the living history event. During the bank holiday weekend visitors will have a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience authentic sights and sounds from the Great War which lasted from 1914 -1918. While visiting, people can also take a look around the Hall and see stunning works of art, by William and Evelyn De Morgan, many of which can be seen for the first time.”

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