3rd July 2022

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Take a ‘step back in time’

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is calling on his constituents to take a trip down memory lane this weekend.

This Sunday and Monday, May 6 and 7, Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, is holding a two day event to give visitors an insight into what it was like living during the First World War.

Thousands of visitors are expected to turn out to see infantry, cavalry, medical services, munitionettes, period police officers and civilians from that era interacting with each other.

A WWI field hospital will also be staged, complete with medical equipment.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Culture, said: “Pembrey Country Park, one of Wales’s top visitor attractions, is a very popular destination and a great venue to hold an event like this.

“This is an excellent idea, as there are not many opportunities where you can go and see for yourself a little of what it was actually like living during the First World War.

“In this centenary year of the ending of the War, sadly there are very few left now who lived through this era but for the rest of us, it will be a fascinating insight into life at the time.

“Not only will visitors be able to see people dressed as they did in the First World War, but there will also be opportunities to learn more about the conflict. It will be well worth a visit.”

During the day visitors will also be able to meet the Yeomanry and their mounts, be instructed on the use of arms and equipment and learn about the shady activities of the members of ‘La Dame Blanche’, The White Lady.

There will also be talks by historians, experts and authors on the fighting at Mametz and the engineering projects built by conscientious objectors as well as the general history of Pembrey munitions factory.

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