Fascinating trip back in time to the Great War


Take a trip back in time with a visit to Ashton town hall – and revisit the era of the First World War.

If you have ever wondered what an ordinary soldier wore, what he ate, how he lived, fought and died in the so-called Great War for Civilisation – then this event is for you.

Arranged by the Museum of the Manchester Regiment, it’s a chance to view the uniforms and equipment which soldiers would have used.

You can meet a First World War-era soldier at the event which will be held from 11am to 3pm on Wednesday, June 5. Come along for the whole session, or just to drop in.

A member of the Manchester Regiment Living History Society will be on hand to answer questions about life in the First World War for the ordinary ‘Tommy’, whether they served in the mud of France and Flanders fields or the rocky grounds of Gallipoli.

The event is free and takes place at the town hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne.