Living history at Wycombe Museum

Living history at Wycombe Museum

Living history at Wycombe Museum

Living history at Wycombe Museum

Living history at Wycombe Museum

Living history at Wycombe Museum

Living history at Wycombe Museum

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

YOUNGSTERS experienced what it would be like to go through the process to enlist for the First World War at the weekend.

There was a special First World War event at Wycombe Museum on Saturday to commemorate the start of the war.

The Western Front Association were on hand to educate the public in the history of The Great War with particular reference to the Western Front.

Louise Newall, visitor services officer, said: "It was brilliant. We had over 200 people all day.

"They signed up about 40 people to the territorial forces- we had a living history group who were signing people up to enlist in World War One.

"Boys were being signed up to the army and the girls and women were signing up to the territorial army."

They were put through a pretend medical where the living history group asked the youngsters the questions which the people enlisting would have been asked at the time.

Children also dressed up as nurses and soldiers.

There were food tastings as recipes from the day were cooked, including carrot marmalade.

Louise added: "It was very popular. We were pleased the weather held out."

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