New event for Crich as they go back in time to several periods

The Crich Tramway Village has long been home to a TARDIS (or old fashioned Police Box if you prefer to be more grounded in reality!) so is no stranger to travelling in time but a new event on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June will see several different periods represented. Past Times Living History Weekend brings history alive from the 15th century all the way through to the mid-20th century and is an all new event for 2024.

The Ferrers Household takes you back to the 15th century with the forge, the pole lathe, pewter casting, calligraphy, cooking, carpentry, archery with fletching and bowyer, ferrets, children’s games from the period and medieval armour which you can dress up in. Children will also be able to join in battle drills.

The Victorian period is represented too with Music Hall shows, parlour games with Queen Victoria and a visit from the Temperance League.

And its right up to the mid-20th century as there will be a glimpse into the life of tram drivers and conductors, Punch and Judy and an opportunity to learn the Charleston and have a go with toys of the past. There’s also Harnett’s Household Goods, a shop display that will take you down memory lane.

Candi Bell, Events Manager at Crich Tramway Village, said: “This is the first time we have included a multi-period focus in a single event, and we believe there will be something for everyone to enjoy a fun learning experience and that for some, it will evoke memories from their childhood. As usual our vintage trams will be running from 10.30am.”

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