First World War – 100 Years On…


First World War Centenary

2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Join us as we explore local stories of the First World War and learn about key events which occurred in the city and here at the Castle.
Lancaster Castle was used as a Prisoner of War camp for German officers and internees during the Great War (1914 – 1918).

Over the weekends living history event, experience first-hand the uniforms, weapons, munitions, arms, food rations and living conditions of a World War I army regiment, including a genuine Vickers machine gun and a full size WWI tank**.

              A unique opportunity

Relive history in the company of soldiers from both British Empire Forces and the German forces. Learn more about the life of peace activists, conscientious objectors, the local constabulary and even the famous Munitionette’s – the women who worked at the White Lund munitions factory, one of the largest munitions depot in the country; learn about its spectacular explosion in 1917.  Over the weekend we will have one of the 19th century steam powered fire engines that attended that very fire to commemorate the event.





£3 entry fee to the Castle event. Under-5s free of charge.

**WWI tank will be visiting  Sunday 10th June only



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