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.
Take part in our signalling competitions using Morse code with lamps and using semaphore flags.
Watch WW1 field hospital activities, perhaps even an amputation!
See if you can identify the weapons used at the static displays, and join in the WW1 drill.
Hear the story about the start of the Ambulance service.
Field Hospital Display – All day
18pr Firing – 11.30am, 2.00pm & 3.00pm
Ubique Armaments Display – All Day
Have a Go! Signalling activity – All Day
Signalling Competition – 12.30pm & 3.30pm
Neil Bond Talk – 1.15pm
Jane Fox Talk – 11.00am
Scout School – All day
Command School – 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
Drill Instructor – All Day
What did Nana do in the War? (Emma’s talk by the ambulance) 10.30am, 12.15pm & 3.45pm
Women in the War ( Other talk by Emma in the galleries) 2.30pm
Family History – All Day
Life in the Trenches – 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm & 3.15pm
Sgt Parsons Regimental First Aid – 11.45am, 2.15pm, 3.15pm
Front Line Food in the Kitchen – 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
Post office in the FWW – 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
On Sunday we will have the same program, but we will also have:
10th Essex Armourers table – All Day
Recruiting Post – All Day
RFC Signalling School – All Day
Pompey Pals – All Day