Culture24 Listings Pick: Tommies and Trenches at Old Sarum

Chosen by Richard Moss | 13 August 2010
a photo of a man dressed 9n Fisrt World War gear aiming a rifle

During the summertime British heritage sites are usually awash with entertaining Roman and medieval re-enactors, but at Old Sarum, English Heritage’s Iron Age hill fort high above Salisbury Plain, they are fast-forwarding to the twentieth century.

First World War Tommies and Trenches is a Living History event that offers a taste of life on the Western Front as well as back in Blighty. Visitors will be able to walk through a replica trench and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the front line, courtesy of re-enactors from the Great War Society.

Kids can try out their fitness skills with a military assault course, meet Meg the Pack Mule to learn about the role of animals in war and find out more about Old Sarum’s close links to WWI with a display from The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum.

11am – 5pm: English Heritage members free; Adults £5.00; Children 5 – 15 years £3.30; Concession £4.50.

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