One of the highlights of the special events programme at Crich, the Edwardian Event, will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July. As well as the regular tram service, Sheffield 15 will be in service on the first day of the event alongside re-enactors adding to the museum street scene.
The Edwardian period coincided with the heyday of the British tram which makes Crich an ideal location for this event which will also include a number of World War I anniversary events.
Re-enactors will be on site and amongst their activities will be a Suffragette Rally. There will also be talks around themes such as gas warfare, grenades, the work of women and fashion from the period. An additional talk will also be given on the Manchester Corporation Tramways World War I memorial plaque. In addition Oscar Wilde will be attending a and will be interviewing a leading celebrity of the Victorian era.
On the tram side of things a service will operate on both days using date related trams. On Saturday 15th July this will include the latest horse tram operating day with Joseph once again providing the horse power for Sheffield 15.
* Full details of the event can be found at https://www.tramway.co.uk/whatson/edwardian-event-2/.