The Great War Society

The Great War Society
c/o Secretary GWS,
15 Wyatt Court
Drews Park
SN10 5FF




07747 634118

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Sepia picture of soldiers on a route march

The Great War Society is a non-profit living history organisation based in the UK.

The Society's volunteer members seek to commemorate and honour the sacrifices of the men and women of the Great War period.

This is done through accurate representation of military units that were engaged in the conflict. The Society attends a variety of public events across the UK including events sponsored by English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, Museums and charities.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Not applicable

Admission charges

Not applicable

Getting there

The Great War Society is a nationwide organisation that has no single geographical base. Our members travel to events held in locations across the United Kingdom, France and Belgium.

Additional info

The Great War Society is a living history group that visits various locations country-wide including the Black Country Living Museum, Wrest Park and the Tower of London.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Tracks to Trenches

  • 13 — 14 September 2014 10:30am-4pm

Learn how the rail network supported the mobilisation of the British Expeditionary Force, and how light railways on the Western Front supported the soldiers in the trenches. A chance to meet and talk to the infantry and medical units of the Great War Society.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


Apedale Light Railway
Apedale Country Park
Newcastle Under Lyme

Getting there

Additional info

Trains wheelchair accessible. Cafe, picnic tables, lavatories, heritage centre.


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