Lofthouse Gate Working Men's Club, 2 Canal Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3 3HN
One year on from our first Heritage Open Day dedicated to the WWI history of 1,500 ‘enemy aliens’ interned at Lofthouse Park, we present more stories about life in and around the camp.
We launch an illustrated map and offer two guided walks. Historians from Germany tell us about individuals who passed through Lofthouse and the
German pork butchers of Yorkshire. We welcome their descendants on this occasion. You find out about the Lofthouse Park dead and what happened to their remains. An archaeologist explains how you can contribute to the Home Front Legacy 1914-18 project. The English wife of a German internee appears on stage and tells us about a mixed marriage in the 1910s.
Join us for a free and family-friendly event on:
Heritage Open Day Sunday
10 September 2017
Lofthouse Gate Working Men’s Club 12-14 Canal Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3HN
11-16.00 Information, display, refreshments
11.00 (repeat 13.45): Map launch and guided walks (c. 1h, starts at WMC)
12.15 Meet the Germans: Two talks and welcoming descendants
14.45 Disturbing the ground: Archaeological opportunities
15.30: The Wife’s Tale (performance, c. 20 mins)
Please come and discover, share your knowledge or join the team.
Organised by In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time, a British German WWI project that contributes to the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by the IWM, and is supported by the AHRC/Centre for Hidden Histories and Legacies of War at the University of Leeds.