An Edwardian Event, also featuring some World War I anniversary elements, will take place at Crich Tramway Village, near Matlock on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July.
As well as re-enactors, who will create a Suffragette Rally, there will be talks around themes such as gas warfare, grenades, the work of women and fashion from the period.
Building on the new First World War exhibition at Crich, Curator, Laura Waters, will be giving one talk per day on our tramways during the First World War, linking it to the new First World War exhibition.
There will also be a talk by Martin Logan on the Manchester Corporate Tramways World War I Memorial Plaque.
There’s the option to see a chat show with a difference during the afternoons. Join ‘Oscar Wilde’ as he interviews a leading celebrity of the Victorian era, recounts a story or two and invites his audience to get “Caught in the Act”! Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays the famed Victorian wit, in a show packed with comedy, music and audience participation, brought to you by Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company.
The Sheffield 15 horse tram will also be in operation on Saturday 15th July, and Joseph the horse is always popular.
Marketing Manager, Amanda Blair said: “The Edwardian Event is back by popular demand. There are discounted admission prices for those dressing in Edwardian or First World War attire, and it’s a great opportunity to come and see our new First World War exhibition, as well as ride the vintage trams built during the era”.
For further details telephone: 01773 854321 or visit: www.tramway.co.uk