On Saturday, Preston Remembers and the Chester-based ‘Theatre in the Quarter’ group put on a moving performance to honour the memories of three local people touched by the First World War.
This was a superbly produced and acted piece of street theatre which was performed on Preston Railway Station, the Cenotaph, Flag Market and even moving under the covered market when the rain came pouring down.
The actors, dressed in period costumes, told the story of Beatrice Blackhurst, Joseph Garstang and John Gregson, three very different people who were impacted by the war.
The performance included music and song together with lively storytelling. It was a fitting tribute not only to the people of Preston but to all those who lived through the dark days of the First World War.
Some of the relatives of these individuals attended the performances and they must have been extremely moved by what they saw.
This performance was the launch event for the Preston Remembers City Tours – a programme of guided and self-led walks around Preston. You can find out more at prestonremembers.org.uk