Christmas in the Trenches
Type: Event / Living history or re-enactment
Location: Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, England, KT17 1UF.
Date: 16 December 2017
Discover how the troops managed to celebrate, refusing to allow the harsh conditions to dampen their festive cheer.
Did all the troops celebrate Christmas on the right day? Learn how gifts from the home front were organised and encouraged by royalty, and find out the whole story behind the Christmas truce of 1914. Meet a soldier and hear how Christmas in the trenches was made a relief from the horrors of fighting.