This years ‘s annual Living History day commemorated the WW1 Centenary with an insight into life as a British solider at away and away from home. Located in Leighton Buzzard High Street, displays and interactive demonstrations of wartime took place. Visitors to the event saw how soldiers would cook, what weapons they used and what their first aid arm post would consist of. There was also be an Army Signal School for Children and the opportunity to take on board some WWI training including drill experiences and marching!
To set the scene, an original WWI Bi-plane was positioned in the town centre accompanied by a pilot and crew. There was the opportunity to watch the demonstration of a WWI Flying Corp/RAF, learn all about life as an airman during the Great War. The group undertook a ‘dress the airman’ presentation and how a pilot would be dressed in order to deal with flying the aircraft.
There will be plenty to do. Take the chance to experience what childhood schools and toys were like at this time with toy soldier pewter casting and painting workshops, school life experiences and introductions to period games. House husbandry is also included with butter making.
You find out more about 2018’s Living History by visiting the official Facebook Event and by viewing a selection of the official photos below.
Watch this space for details on 2019’s Living History Event