Re-enactors to lay seige to the city

By Tim Clarke Wednesday 13 February 2013 Updated: 14/02 08:34

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ANCIENT Greeks will rub shoulders with Vikings and Second World War soldiers on Saturday as more than 2,000 years of history is brought to life in Worcester.

Visitors to the Guildhall and the Tudor House on Friar Street will be greeted by costume clad re-enactors, historic displays, soldier drills and film screenings as part of Worcester Re-enactors' ninth annual Living History event.

Both floors of the Guildhall will be buzzing with activities including living history displays of Ancient Greece, the Tudors, American Civil War, Boer War and both World Wars.

People can explore military vehicles from the Second World War in the courtyard while the building's court room will be transformed into an RAF emergency ops room trying to outsmart the German Luftwaffe during an air raid.

A thief, vagabond, sheep stealer thief, murderer and drunk will all stand trial in the Randall Room which will be turned into a court room while soldiers from the many different periods take part in drill displays on the High Street.

Memories of the Second World War will also fill the Tudor House where the activities will have a 1940s flavour, including a Russian patrol returning to camp after a mission behind enemy lines.

Visitors will also be able to see how civilians coped with shortages of goods and materials throughout wartime at a Mend and Make Do workshop and meet a Home Front Nurse.

All of the activities are free and run from 10am to 4pm.

For more information visit www.lhiw.org.uk

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