Wimborne History Festival was unable to take place in 2020, but it will be back, with a bang this year.
The 2021 festival will take visitors on a two-day, 200-year journey back to life in Georgian Wimborne via a packed programme of Living History displays, re-enactments and children’s participatory activities. Various locations throughout the town will come alive over the weekend of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September with the cries of smugglers, the shouts of military commanders and the noises of camp life, roll calls and pay parades. Visitors exploring the town centre and festival sites, including the Square, Willow Walk, Allendale House, the Allendale Centre and Walford Mill, 10am to 5pm each day, never know who they might meet.
To mark the occasion, the Museum of East Dorset will have free entry all day during the weekend where you can meet a Georgian surgeon and participate in children’s activities.
Festival director Tracy Cooper said: “After the year everyone has had so far, the team are very excited to be working on delivering this family friendly 2021 festival. The Georgian heritage of Wimborne is a fascinating and important part of the town’s legacy and we are delighted to be able to highlight that link to the past through the History Festival once again.”
For more details about the festival see: www.wimbornehistoryfestival.org.uk
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