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Fort Nelson

The Fort & The Great War

Bringing the history of Fort Nelson to life
20th October - 10:00 am - 28th October - 5:00 pm

Step back in time to 1915 and follow the ‘ghosts’ from Fort Nelson’s past as they re-create scenes depicting the Fort’s role as a training and transit camp in the Great War.

Join in a variety of activities, learn marching drills and how to fight with rifle and bayonet.

Enjoy set-piece performances around the Fort which will bring to life elements of a soldier’s daily life while at the training camp; the joys of getting a treat box from home and enjoying midnight feasts, as well as the less appealing nature of washing in the ablutions.