WW1 Centenary activity day at Bolling Hall

Visitors to Bolling Hall can experience what is was like to be a soldier in training for the First World War at a special event next week at the Bradford Council-owned museum.

The WW1 Centenary Activity Day, from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, 16 July includes a range of actitivities for children, such as:

  • Experiencing a small tented encampment with period weapons, accessories and equipment
  • Handling equipment used by soldiers during WW1
  • Learning about life in the trenches by talking to ‘soldiers’ in the encampment.

Bowling Park, which is close to the Hall, was used as a training camp for the Bradford Pals during the First World War, where they prepared for life on the front line. In its time, the encampment would be visible from Bolling Hall.

Coun Sarah Ferriby, Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said: “This will be an insightful learning experience for young visitors, being able to feel part of the training camp – which is a different angle to what we have learnt in recent weeks about the lives of soldiers in this war.”

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