24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
ExhibitionsHistory, heritage & archeologyTalks

“Meet the Ancestors” – re-enactors, displays, crafts, folk music and demonstrations.

Burgh-by-Sands (Village Hall & The Green)

05 Mar 2022, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wheelchair accessibile

Delivered by Solway Coast Business Group

“Burgh-by-Sands will be celebrating its 1900th Birthday! When the Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of his Wall, the plan included Aballava fort to guard the Solway crossings which continued to be used for many centuries after the Romans departed. The village community and Solway Coast Business Group invite you to come and experience the long and turbulent history of the parish though re-enactments, presentations, and demonstrations. No entry fee. FREE All day – events indoor & outdoor demonstrations:- · Roman Legio VIII re-enactors explain their military weapons in full army kit · Cumbria based Herlid Viking re-enactors represent the Dark Ages life of settlement & war. · Historia Normannis medieval re-enactors display the culture, crafts & customs of the Saxon/Normans. · Teviotdale Steel Bonnets – Reiver re-enactors with displays & demonstrations · St Michael’s Church tower – guides will show you up the 12th Century fortified church tower (Normally locked!) 1:30pm & 2:30pm – musical interludes: · Solway Folk band – live folk songs old & new about the Solway Refreshments available all day in the Village Hall Outside demonstrations – All day on The Green: 7:30pm Comedy play: “Gone to the Wall” (£5 pre-booking recommended)

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