This year’s History Festival activities and displays will take place at a variety of venues in the town centre with the living history event at Allenbourn School;
Living History displays including a military encampment with soldiers’ quarters, field kitchen, recruitment stand, first aid post (including a WW1 ambulance), Allied soldiers, Royal Signals hands-on activities and arena displays featuring rifle, foot and artillery drills). Note: some limited firing.
PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are not permitted on the school playing field and no public parking will be available at the School, please use town centre car parks.
WW1 trench display with accompanying artefacts, Pathe film clips, and artists in residence. Plus feature film showings and documentary theatre “The Gathering”.
Historic WW1 Bristol Scout bi-plane, Farmers Market (9am – 1pm Saturday only) and Suffragette ‘Rally’ (Sunday at 12 noon and 3pm).
Priest’s House Museum
Toy Soldier casting and painting, Edwardian Games in the Garden, Rationing Display and Storytelling.
The ‘Home Front’ with Punch & Judy (Saturday only), Edwardian Music Cart, Liquorice making, Suffragette Stand and Edwardian Policeman.
East Dorset Heritage Trust
Talks and lectures in the week preceding the Festival weekend.