FROM tomorrow you can experieince life during World War One at Elsecar Heritage Centre and Railway.
Travel and Tourism Management students of University Campus Barnsley have been making final preparations for the project, ‘Home from the Front’.
Visitors to ‘Home from the Front’ on October 31, November 3, 4, 10 and 11 will be welcomed by a World War One steam locomotive built in Leeds in 1901, No.813, and a period railway carriage. Both are visiting especially for the event, to carry student actors in costume who re-tell the stories of local men and women who lived through the period.
Oliver Edwards, Travel and Tourism Management Student Organiser, said “We can’t really believe it’s come together! A year of hard work shows we really respect the sacrifice of a generation as we all learn more about the First World War and demobilisation”.
On November 9, a ‘DEMOB Concert’ will feature moving music performed by South Yorkshire Police Band and Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir in Elsecar’s historic Ironworks building.
November 11 remembers the peace celebrations of 1919 with an ‘Armistice Day Tea’. Students have also created a ‘Peace at Last’ exhibition about demobilisation and arranged Centenary Speakers on Saturdays November 3 and 10.
For tickets visit www.homefromthefront.co.uk.