Re-live in­fa­mous event

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THE War­wick Rail­way Sta­tion will be trans­ported back in time to 1917 this week­end.

Fly­ing eggs from dis­si­dents and a fum­ing Billy Hughes will en­ter­tain the gath­ered crowd with a full re-en­act­ment of the events of that in­fa­mous day, that led to the nam­ing of the War­wick In­ci­dent.

Re-en­act­ment pro­ducer Clare McHugh Von Stieglitz said the ac­tion would take place from 2pm.

“The event at the rail­way sta­tion starts at 1pm, with a wel­come from mayor Do­bie,” she said.

“There will be live mu­sic from var­i­ous bands and choirs, and vin­tage cars, heavy horses and more.”

At 2pm the steam train car­ry­ing Prime Min­is­ter Billy Hughes, played by Peter Von Stieglitz, will ar­rive.

Mrs McHugh Von Stieglitz said the pro­duc­tion had come to­gether af­ter a slow start.

Af­ter the re-en­act­ment, a plaque com­mem­o­rat­ing the event will be un­veiled.

HIS­TORIC SCAN­DAL: Peter Von Stieglitz, Bob Keogh, Rex Jolly, Ger­ard Walsh and Glen Gib­son in re­hearsals for the egg throw­ing re-en­act­ment. PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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