“A Children’s War” - WW1 Children's Commemoration

, Church Square, Town Centre, St Helens,

Families will be able to get a taste of life during the First World War when everyday experiences from 1914-18 are recreated at a special event in Church Square on Saturday 6 September.

As part of the commemorative events marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities, St Helens Council is staging a full day (11am to 4pm) of activities and workshops that will help bring history to life.

There will be plenty to capture the imagination of children and adults alike. School life and period games are expected to prove a real eye opener for today’s kids, along with a brazier where pewter toy soldiers will be cast.

Clothes dyeing, food rationing, bread making, cooking and butter making displays will also provide a fascinating insight into the lives of families living in wartime Britain.

Elsewhere on the home front, visitors will be able to find out about washdays and growing your own food, while an Edwardian police constable will be on duty to talk about law and order, crime and punishment and common crimes of the times.

Patriotic fervour will be fuelled by an army recruitment stand from the Great War and an appearance by John Bull. There will also be a stilt walking Biggles (a fictional fighter pilot hero of the times) and a World War One Punch and Judy show – featuring Kaiser Bill and Tommy Gunn.

St. Helens town centre provides a great range of high street stores and independent shops, quality restaurants, pubs and bars. Easily accessible car parking – free on Saturdays - can be found at Chalon Way Car Park and throughout the town centre.


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Opening Times

“A Children’s War” - WW1 Children's Commemoration

(06/09/2014 - 06/09/2014)

* From 11:00 to 16:00