Smithy Heritage Centre, Kiln Lane, Eccleston, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 4RA
Step back in time to experience wartime in Eccleston - we're battening down the hatches, with tape on the windows and sandbags at the ready! Our incredible "Images of War" exhibition will be specially extended for the event throughout the whole Smithy complex and the surrounding area will be completely transformed. Monitor enemy troops and guide our armed forces in the Smithy's War Room Operations Centre with our map table and models. Want to be a soldier? Test your fitness on the assault course. Interested in fashion and music? Try out some wartime looks and do the jitterbug. Handling objects, activities, costumes, food and drink bring the era to life. There will be tons of family fun activities, puzzles and games relating to the exhibition including old fashioned toys, dancing and dressing up. Find out what life would have been like, rationed food and even evacuation. Make your own wartime toys in our drop-in craft activity sessions throughout the day.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
There is limited on-site parking, with priority given to disabled visitors.
There will be traditional refreshments and homemade cakes in the village hall next door.
Approximately 1 mile from Windle Island on the A580 East Lancs, on the junction of B5201 Millbrook Lane and Kiln Lane, near to the Seven Stars pub. Map link.
Smithy Heritage Centre, Eccleston Parish Council
Date last modified: 19th July 2013 at 15:38