Celebrate Hertford's rich history at Heritage Weekend
PUBLISHED: 10:35 04 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:37 05 September 2017
Visitors to Hertford will be able to step back in time this weekend.
To celebrate National Heritage Open Days Weekend, Hertford Town Council, in partnership with Celtic Harmony, has organised free events for visitors to enjoy on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10.
On Saturday, the county town will go back in time as warriors will roam the town, children – and adults – can try on armoury and there will be craft activities held in Parliament Square including bracelet making.
Hertford Castle will be open free of charge from noon to 4pm on Sunday.
There will also be entertainment and activities on the castle lawn, including a falconry flying display, archery, story telling, medieval encampment, bouncy castle and a barbeque.
Luca Parrella, heritage director of Celtic Harmony, said: “For the last 18 years our charity has specialised in creating living history experiences to spark the imaginations of children and families, so we’re absolutely delighted to be a partner of this year’s Hertford Heritage Day and to take part in this celebration of local history and heritage.”
Visitors can also pick up a Hertford Heritage Trail map from the Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre to discover buildings with historic importance around the county town.
In addition, a Hertford Heritage Photo Trail will run until Sunday, September 10 where the public will be able to view historical photographs of Hertford’s well-known buildings.
Venues featured on the trail are detailed in the Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre.
For more information about the Hertford Heritage Weekend, visit www.gohertford.co.uk
As part of the national Heritage Open Days, a number of historic buildings in Hertford will be open over the weekend, including St Leonard’s Church in Bengeo, Lombard House (home to the Hertford Club) in Bull Plain, the Friends Meeting House in Railway Street and Hertford Museum’s Stores at the Seed Warehouse in The Wash.
For dates and times, visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk
Councillor Jane Sartin, chairman of Hertford Town Council’s development and leisure committee, said: “Hertford has a rich history, and the Heritage Weekend gives local residents and visitors alike an opportunity to learn more about it, and explore buildings that aren’t always accessible.
“There are also a range of activities for all ages to enjoy in the town over the weekend.”
Event sponsors are Steven Eagell Toyota.