Old Town Festival

The Old Town Festival event is part of Leicester’s City Festival and celebrates its culture, arts and heritage. This year the National Army Museum will be there with its new Commonwealth and Empire display.

Explore images, stories and family-friendly activities, and learn about the vital role the Commonwealth, Empire and Dominions made to the British war effort.

Did you know that over 3 million people from more than 60 different countries fought alongside British troops during the First World War? A diverse range of nations from all over the Commonwealth, Empire and Dominions contributed, including Uganda, British West Indies, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Indian Empire and New Zealand.

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Jubilee Square

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Old Town Festival - Jubilee Square, Leicester