WWI Day

Sunday 28th April

This event will look at parts of World War One that are often forgotten.

We are once again delighted to welcome the Manchester Regiment to Murton Park. They are a living history group of the highest order and will be portraying soldiers from the Great War which will include drill, going on patrol, what they ate, even riding a troop train.

Everyone learns about the battles and the horrors at school, but what is not often remembered is the men themselves. Who were they? What did they eat? How did they fight? How did they cope with such awful conditions? These, and many others, are the questions that all members of their Regiment want answers to. To find our more about the Manchester Regiment please click here.

You will also be able to join Thomina Pearson from the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) to discover how women stepped into men’s shoes during the First World War, including working on the land.

You’ll be able to browse through her collection of WWI artefacts, books, newspapers and magazines. Also there will be opportunity to design an embroidered postcard from soldiers to send home from the Front and to create a recruiting poster for the newly formed Women’s Land Army.

We also welcome a representative from the Wagoners Museum based at Sledmere House. It will be a chance to learn more about the story of the farmers from the Wolds who along with their horses bravely served in the Great War. If you would like to find out more about the wonderful work being done at the Wagoners Museum click here.

As well as this the Derwent Valley Light Railway will be running trains on their 1/2 mile of tract throughout the day and the cafe will be open all day selling drinks and light snacks.

All of this is included in your standard admission price.