Walk the streets of Wakefield during the First World War with Dream Time Creative and follow in the footsteps of the brave recruits, the determined women, the convalescing wounded and the ‘enemy aliens’ of Wakefield.

From the Recruiting Office to Clayton Hospital, there’s a tale to tell on every corner in Wakefield. Tales, which by sharing, the Dream Time Creative Production hopes to keep alive in the hearts of those who love Wakefield as much as they do.

They’ll include footprints of buildings long gone, hospitals barely standing, schools, blue plaques and maybe even a wartime recipe for attendees to enjoy. Join them to honour the people of The Great War the only way they know how, by remembering.

An entirely volunteer-led endeavour, Dream Time Creative’s walks are delivered by women passionate about his and herstory, who have an infectious enthusiasm for storytelling, an interest in the legacy of our ancestors, a dramatic flair when delivering and look great in historical costumes.

Your tour will start promptly, please try to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the start time. You will find the walk starting place on Westgate outside Pemberton House, opposite the Elephant and Castle public house. You can use what3words sang.sings.fields

This is an outdoor event and will take place whatever the weather. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for city walking. This is a summer tour, you might want to think about bringing a hat and a bottle of water.

The walk will last approximately 90 minutes, but please allow up to 2 hours.

Venue Details

Find us at

122 Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1XP