On the frontline: Wrest Park goes to war

Children get soldier training at Wrest Park.

Children get soldier training at Wrest Park.

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Children were transported back in time to experience the highs and lows of wartime Britain.

Wrest Park brought to life the stories behind the battles that have shaped the world as we know it today.

Keeping look out.

Keeping look out.

The Bedfordshire English Heritage site hosted Wrest at War on Sunday and bank holiday Monday where actors recreated the sadness and injury of the battlefield along with the make-do-and-mend lifestyle on the Homefront.

Visitors could take part in troop training, experience the life of brave nurses and doctors who patched up wounded soldiers and were blown away by the explosive arena show.

Among the attractions was a replica bi-plane which helped recreate Baron Lucas’ life as a First World War fighter pilot and visitors could also take a look at various vintage vehicles.

Historic Wrest Park - a former convalescent home - was used during the First World War as a base to treat wounded soldiers where 1,600 men were cared for.

All aboard! There were a seleciton of vintage vehicles at the event.

All aboard! There were a seleciton of vintage vehicles at the event.

For more information about visiting Wrest Park go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/wrest-park.

Actors recreated life during wartime Britain.

Actors recreated life during wartime Britain.

Wrest Park at War.

Wrest Park at War.

Children get to grips with life as a soldier.

Children get to grips with life as a soldier.