VISITORS took a trip back in time at the Cannock Chase annual Military History Weekend, which featured special displays to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
The free event, organised by Staffordshire County Council,played host to encampments and arena displays from Britain's history, ranging from the Saxon Thegns of Mercia, with recreations of weaponry from the Staffordshire Hoard, to modern-day forces.
Meanwhile youngsters had the chance to try archery, learn parade ground drill with a First World War recruiting sergeant, and learn pike drill as part of an English Civil War re-enactment.
Mike Lawrence, Cabinet member for Community at Staffordshire County Council said: “This annual event has gone from strength to strength and this centenary year is made all the more poignant as we remember the sacrifices made by thousands of soldiers and people in our county during the Great War.
“Cannock Chase has hosted troop training since the late 19th century and trained over half a million soldiers during the Great War. This military legacy is echoed today in the remains of the camps and in the Commonwealth and German War Cemeteries on the Chase."