EMMA Parr enjoys travelling through time – or at least the closest thing to it.

The former Great Sankey High School student regularly attends authentic events celebrating different eras at Black Country Living Museum in Dudley with her daughter Charlotte McKinlay.

And she recently brought her love of the 1920s to her hometown of Warrington when she hosted a Peaky Blinders themed night at the Kings Head.

Now the Padgate resident has been inspired to plan another 1920s night – as well as a 1940s celebration – for the town after the launch event was a sell-out success.

Emma said: "My family and friends say I was born in the wrong era and I've passed that on to my daughter too. I feel happy when attending these events and I've made some amazing friends of all ages.

"I've also learnt so much history by attending these events. it's important not to forget what these people did for us in the First and Second World Wars. I want to keep the history alive."

Emma became interested in the past when she was working at Callands Nursing Home

She added: "Looking after the elderly and hearing their stories, including some from the Second World War, really opened my eyes to the way we used to live.

"My daughter Charlotte has also had a love of vintage and history from a very young age, but re-enactment and living history is something that is not really heard about in Warrington."

Emma now works full time for an oil company and attends and organises events in her spare time.

She attends around five re-enactments at Black Country Living Museum a year and in 2018 she hosted five events of her own.

Emma said: "When we attended an event at the museum for the first time we were overwhelmed by how many people had a love for re-enactment and the memories of lives that should be remembered.

"We have attended many events now over the past two years, and have gained a wide circle of friends from all over the country. It is such a lovely community."

Her Peaky Blinders event was her first in Warrington and took around six months to plan. It was well received with enthusiasts from Surrey, Birmingham and the Lake District travelling the distance and dressing to impress.

Emma added: "I wanted to bring our love for re-enactment to my home town by putting on these events. The highlight was seeing everyone make an effort with their outfits as I think fashion today is awful.

"Around 90 per cent of my wardrobe is now vintage and it was lovely to have a room full of people looking elegant and smart.

"The first event brought the people of Warrington together to enjoy the TV show Peaky Blinders as well as the atmosphere, music and dancing of the 1920s and 30s. It was reminder that these kinds of events can bring a community together."