Warwick Historical Society ready for Dungarees re-enactment
WARWICK soldiers recruited to fight in the First World War will be remembered at a special service to commemorate 100 years since the original March of the Dungarees.
The anniversary celebrations will remember the 28 men who left Warwick and the historic moment the community gathered to see the men beginning their journey.
The celebrations begin with a re-enactment of the original march through Warwick CBD.
Warwick Historical Society president Janice Flood said members of the society will be dressed in full costume and encouraged those attending to dress up as well.
"It would be great to see people get into the spirit and dress up in costume," she said.
Mrs Flood recruited her neighbour Anu Woodruss Becker to dress up as a young lady of the time and to play the flute as the march returns to Warwick Town Hall.
"She's always dressing up so I knew she'd be happy to be a part of it all," Mrs Flood said.
"She'll be dressed as a young lady in the transition from childhood to being presented to society for the first time.
"The white is very traditional of the time."
Speeches, diary entries and songs from the original celebrations will transport the Town Hall back in time for the evening.
Spaces are limited in the hall so bookings are essential but a television screen set up outside will bring the entertainment to the streets so none will miss out.
Tickets for the December 11 event are free and will be available soon.