Rail­way sta­tion set to head back in time

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS -

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

Dis­sent, fly­ing eggs 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.

“We held au­di­tions in Au­gust but only had five peo­ple turned up,” she said.

“We did a lot of ask­ing around and on Face­book, friends of friends and a lot of word-of-mouth.

“We’ve got about 15 cast mem­bers now and had our fi­nal re­hearsal on Sun­day.

“All the ma­jor parts are filled as well as a few rowdy crowd ac­tors.

“It’s go­ing to be a lot of fun and hope­fully ev­ery­one comes to take part in the cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions.”

At the com­ple­tion of the 15 minute re-en­act­ment, a plaque com­mem­o­rat­ing the event will be un­veiled at the sta­tion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

AC­TION: Peter von Stieglitz, Bob Keogh, Rex Jolly, Ger­ard Walsh and Glen Gib­son in re­hearsals for the egg throw­ing re-en­act­ment.

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