Like most towns and city's around the UK, in Sheffield we are telling local tales from World War 1 with it being the 100th Anniversary this year. Weston Park Museum has dedicated a room to exhibiting artifacts and stories about how the war affected the city and local people. One of my favourite stories (and one I didn't know) is the one about Lizzie Ward. As we all know, most horses were rounded up and sent to France for the war effort, leaving a huge shortage of working horses back here in the UK. Likewise, a local travelling circus found their business curtailed because of the war with most of it's young men sent away and restrictions on travelling around the country, and so Thomas Ward approached Sedgwicks Menagerie and managed to secure the services of a magnificent but docile Elephant to help pull his waggon's for him. And so Lizzie Ward became a regular sight on the streets on Sheffield.