WW1 centenary roadshow in Rotherham

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A special World War One roadshow will be held in Rotherham town centre on Friday, marking the week that saw Britain go to war 100 years ago.

The centrepiece of the event will be a representation of a battlefield trench in 3D pavement art, where visitors can imagine they are stood on the frontline.

Rotherham-based battlefield tour specialist Leger Holidays is hosting the roadshow and will have one of its specialist guides, Keith Quibell, on hand who has 15 years experience of taking visitors to the Western Front.

Residents who have personal stories of family members in the First World War are encouraged to come and speak to the team at the event, as stories are shared in honour of the centenary.

Children’s activities, including themed crafts and dressing up, will be provided by the York and Lancaster Regimental Museum at Clifton Park.

The roadshow will be based on All Saints Square between 9am and 4pm. Anyone wanting to book a holiday at the event will also receive a 10 per cent discount.