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Lest We Forget Tour for Two Adults at Twickenham
Lest We Forget Tour for Two Adults at Twickenham
Lest We Forget Tour for Two Adults at Twickenham
Lest We Forget Tour for Two Adults at Twickenham
Lest We Forget Tour for Two Adults at Twickenham
Lest We Forget Tour for Two Adults at Twickenham

Lest We Forget Tour for Two Adults at Twickenham

A special tour of Twickenham, focusing on the role of rugby players in WW1

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Valid until: 01/09/2017

You can bring a friend if you wish, however they will have to pay for the tour in advance themselves.

Product code: ZLWF

£49

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Description

Rugby fans and history buffs will love this once in a lifetime tour of Twickenham Stadium. A tour especially dedicated to the memory of all rugby players who fought and died in the First World War.

Shortly after the war broke out in 1914, the Rugby Football Union cancelled all club matches for the duration of the war and called on all rugby union players to lead by example and enlist as soldiers. This resulted in 90% of all rugby union players signing-up for war and, sadly, led to the deaths of tens of thousands of players, including 27 who had played for England.

The tour, which lasts approximately 90 minutes, tells the story of those 27 England players who lost their lives fighting for their country. You’ll visit all the key areas of the stadium from the VIP rooms to the England dressing room, and you’ll even get pitch-side.

Highlights of the tour include:

- The Rose & Poppy Gates by artist and sculptor Harry Gray - unveiled in April 2016 as a lasting memorial to fallen rugby players who died in 1914 onwards.
- Forever England’ an oil on linen painting by Shane Record which depicts the last England team to play before the outbreak of war - 6 of these players were killed.
- England Caps board in the England dressing room features all 27 players.
- Rugby Football Union Memorial Board 1914-1918 in the Spirit of Rugby.
- Twickenham during WW1 - which saw the pitch given over to grazing horses.
- Lest We Forget - Rugby and the First World War special exhibition - recently updated to include additional information and artefacts provided by families of several England players.
- You will also receive one copy of Lest We Forget, a book published by the Rugby Football Union and written by Mike Hagger as part of the World Rugby Exhibition.

After this fascinating tour experience you will then have time to explore the World Rugby Museum at your leisure. The museum details the humble beginnings of the sport which started at Rugby School, right through to modern-day professionalism. The World Rugby Museum is a real treat for any Rugby enthusiast and boasts the biggest collection of rugby memorabilia in the world.

Please note that this is a one off event which will be taking place on 15/11/16 at 1.30 pm.

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available on the 15th November 2016.

How long does this activity last?

You will spend approximately 90 minutes at the venue.

You need to know

The minimum age is 16 years old.

There are no fitness requirements for this experience.

You do not require any qualifications to participate.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

You and how many others?

This experience is for two people, there will be other people on the tour.

Family and friends

You can bring a friend if you wish, however they will have to pay for the tour in advance themselves.

Locations

  • London - London - Twickenham Stadium