Abingdon is ready for its very first WW1 family activity day in the Market Place tomorrow at 10am. This one day only event will be filled with activities for everyone with some of the town’s well known local producers and shops providing authentic style food and drink throughout the day. The event will give visitors an insight into life in the early 1900’s, learning about the differences between our lives today and of those who lived during The Great War. In the spirit of recreating a 1900’s Abingdon many museum staff and volunteers will be dressed in period clothing, and visitors are more than welcome to attend in costume also.
Full programmes are currently available at the Museum reception and at the Tourist Information Centre, and will be available on the day. Please note that the timings of some activities may change on the day.
The following displays and activities will be open between 10am-4pm:
Harriet Photography Vintage Photo Booth
Punch & Judy
Live War Horses
Recruitment stand with company nurse
Gas Mask Display
Drill Sequences by Sea Cadets, Heritage Open Days, and Royal Norfolk Regiment Living History Group
Food Rationing information and display
Toy Pewter Casting demonstration
Authentic wartime ammunition cart display
SSAFA Information stall
The following food, drink and gift stalls will be open 10am-4pm:
Loose Cannon Brewery
Added Ingredients authentic food and drink
Harriet Photography Sepia Prints
Jeanette Howse Bakery and Dig for Victory stall
Abingdon Museum Outdoor Gift Shop
Heritage Open Days books and cakes
In addition, the Museum Roof will be open throughout the day and visitors can view the new Abingdon at War exhibition in the museum attic.
We look forward to seeing you there!