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Free weekend event invites visitors to explore Cannock Chase’s military history

Cannock Chase’s fascinating past will be on show at the annual Military History Weekend on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August.

Families are being invited to explore the free event, organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Rangers Service will include displays and re-enactments of military life from the Anglo-Saxon period through to the present day. Visitors will get the chance to see inside a Great War Hut used by soldiers who trained on the Chase, while children will get the chance to try on military uniforms, have a go at ARCHERY and take part in a kids pike drill.

Gill Heath, Cabinet member for Communities at Staffordshire County Council said: “This is always a very popular weekend on the Chase with lots of exciting activities on offer for the whole family. Cannock Chase is steeped in history and the weekend offers the perfect opportunity to learn about the area’s fascinating past.  As well as a chance to experience what life was like on the WWI training camps, the event will also show visitors what life would have been like during other periods such as Anglo Saxon times.”

The Military History Weekend will take place at the Cannock Chase Visitor’s Centre on Marquis Drive from 10am to 4pm on both days.  People can find out more at http://www.cannockchasemilitaryhistory.weebly.com/

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