Costume time in Derbyshire as Crich Tramway Village gets ready for Edwardian Weekend

By Culture24 Staff | 08 July 2010
A photo of a horse-drawn carriage and ancient cars

Event: Edwardian Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Crich, July 10-11 2010

Crich Tramway Village has become as renowned for hosting skilful re-enactors as historic 20th century trams and classic cars, and this weekend the Derbyshire centre returns to the early 1900s for a festival of campaigning suffragettes, patrolling World War I soldiers, horse-drawn carriages and stable hands protesting at the switch to electricity.

A full wedding and fashions from the period are also on display, as well as an exhibition full of artefacts from RMS Titanic and Olympic and an Eve of Sailing Dinner on Saturday. Visitors in Edwardian dress will apparently win reduced entry, although it is unclear whether the level of reduction is dependent on how well they carry off their attire.

"This is the only opportunity this year to ride in a traditional horse-drawn tram at Crich," points out organiser Andrew Willis.

"There is a charm and elegance to the Edwardian era which will be recaptured for visitors by the re-enactors."

Admission £5.50-£10.50 (family ticket £29.50). Eve of Sailing Dinner takes place at 6pm on Saturday in the Red Lion Upper Deck Restaurant, tickets available in advance. Call 01773 854321 or visit the Tramway online.

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