VISITORS will be able to experience life in Northwich during the Second World War at the weekend.

Weaver Hall Museum, in London Road, will host a group of re-enactors from the Cheshire Home Guard on Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15.

They will reveal how the area was kept safe by these wartime volunteers.

There will be displays of photographs of the war work which was carried out at local factories and of the military camps in the area along with some artefacts from the period.

Friends of Anderton and Marbury (FoAM) will have an exhibition of their research into Marbury Hall during the war. Children can have a try at some wartime games and make a gas mask in a special craft activity and visitors can discover the weekly rations during wartime and get ideas of wartime recipes. There will also be a focus on the wartime novels of the famous Northwich writer Robert Westall whose work is the focus of a special exhibition currently on show at the museum.

The event runs from noon to 5pm each day and more details are available at