Our Travel and Tourism students are launching a living history event to remember, educate and celebrate the end of World War One (WW1).

Students have been working hard on the event which will run over two weeks in November 2018, focusing specifically on the demobilisation of troops, nurses and others at the front line to their homes around the UK between 1918 and 1920.

To achieve an authentic recreation, the students are partnering with Elsecar Heritage Railway and Elsecar Heritage Centre to portray the journey made by millions. To offer a truly authentic experience, steam locomotive No.813, built in 1904 in Leeds, and Great North of Scotland No.34, a six wheel railway carriage of the period, will visit specially for the event from their homes at Kidderminster and Skipton respectively.

Oliver Edwards, Tourism Management student at UCB, said: “This project will help to strengthen relationships between students and the wider community, and will give practical skills for the future. We are grateful to all our partners for their help to deliver this innovative project.”

Neil Johnson, Head of Sport, Public Services, Travel and Tourism at UCB, added: “We are delighted the students are leading this new and exciting event. It is a great opportunity for them to put the skills they learn at the UCB into a real-life setting.”