WWI – schools, residential homes, museums, villages, cathedrals … The History Van is there

The History Van has been working at a very wide range of events commemorating WWI, the Great War:

  • all the Infant and Junior pupils at Hope Primary School spent the day with Jenny discovering life in Hope Valley during WWI
  • the start of the Women’s Institute (WI) during WWI was celebrated in Darley Dale with the help of The History Van
  • the Van helped Litton village to commemorate WWI on its Memorial Field
  • the Van joined other heritage and faith groups at Sheffield Cathedral to remember ‘When Sheffield Went to War’
  • a day at Crich National Tramway Museum saw The History Van introducing the public to aspects of life during WWI in Derbyshire

In the coming months the Van is working with sheltered housing groups and residential care homes to help the residents to commemorate WWI, plus more lots more villages – even a Thankful village who were fortunate not to lose any residents in WWI – and schools.

Book your day or half day with The History Van to discover how the people of your area lived during the Great War – recreating life in 1914 through song, craft activities, artefact handling, costume, and much more. There’s even a dog!



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