Ex­plore city’s ex­cit­ing her­itage

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s Tv -

COME and ex­pe­ri­ence 2,000 years of his­tory brought to life, all in one day!

Visit the his­toric sur­round­ings of Peter­bor­ough’s beau­ti­ful Cathe­dral Precincts and the newly re­fur­bished Cathe­dral Square for a liv­ing his­tory ex­trav­a­ganza for all to en­joy.

This year’s Her­itage Fes­ti­val, part of the Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val, will fea­ture cos­tumed reen­ac­tors from through­out his­tory, who will be stag­ing arena dis­plays and liv­ing his­tory en­camp­ments in­clud­ing Ro­man sol­diers, Nor­man knights, English Civil War Round­heads and Napoleonic Red­coats.

Dis­plays will take place in the arena ev­ery half an hour, from 11am un­til 4pm to­mor­row, and from noon un­til 4pm on Sun­day. The fes­ti­val will also spill out on to the square, with a First World War tank and re­cruit­ing party, Sec­ond World War tea van and even more re-en­ac­tors.

A me­dieval mar­ket will be staged on the green, with the cathe­dral’s mag­nif­i­cent west front as a back­drop. Cos­tumed char­ac­ters will be seen on the streets, in­clud­ing ser­vants car­ry­ing a Ge­or­gian sedan chair, Me­dieval jesters and a royal visit from Henry VIII and his first wife, Queen Katharine of Aragon, who will be hav­ing an au­di­ence in­side the cathe­dral each af­ter­noon at 2pm.

As part of a spe­cial liv­ing his­tory project, we will be re­con­struct­ing the tower of Peter­bor­ough Cas­tle on the motte in the Dean­ery gar­dens, so vis­i­tors will have the first chance to visit it in 900 years.

From archery in the Dean’s gar­dens to liv­ing his­tory precinct tours, a sump­tu­ous hog roast and chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment, what bet­ter way to spend a sum­mer week­end?

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