On Sunday 9th August the Staffordshire Regiment Museum will be stepping back in time to the Belle Epoch at the Edwardian Fete and Fair. This event, back for the second year running, evokes the world that our soldiers left behind when they went off to fight in the Great War.
On the day, visitors can relax in the Palm Court tea tent and enjoy songs from the first decades of the 1900s. The Ickneild Male Voice Choir will be performing and there’s lot of refreshments available including hot pork sandwiches, crepes and ice-creams, spicy Indian treats, sweets and confectionary plus a Real Ale Bar.
The fair also offers craft, fashion, and antiques and collectable stalls and the suffragettes, Edwardian policeman and Charlie Chaplin are back!
The Edith Cavell Nurses Trust will be there with a fantastic WW1 field hospital demonstration and there are face painters, craft makes and pony rides to keep little ones occupied (plus a nod to the 21st century with a bouncy castle and entertainment stalls).
There’s so much to see and do with a selection of fantastic WW1 military and civilian re-enactors, 1911 vintage vehicle and tours of the remarkable trench system guided by uniformed members of the Museum’s education team. The museum are also delighted that the local history group ‘You’re Probably from Lichfield Staffs, if…’ will be attending with their fantastic photograph and memory board displays.
There’s plenty of free parking and lots of shady spots to sit and watch the world go by and the whole site is wheelchair friendly.
Prices are £5 for adults, £4 for senior citizens and concessions and children under 5 are free. Family tickets (2 adults and up to 3 children) are available at £15.
The day starts at 11am and ends at 6pm. The Staffordshire Regiment Museum can be found at DMS Whittington, Whittington, Lichfield, WS14 9PY. For more information go tostaffordshireregimentmuseum.com or call 01543 434394