Take a step back in time this summer when the streets of Desford come alive with its rich and fascinating history at Desford Heritage Festival 2022.
During the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd, Desford will be divided into time zones, from the medieval era to the world wars. A vast array of re-enactors, musicians, vehicles, actors and entertainers will bring each zone to life recreating what Desford might have been like in each era. Dozens of community groups, including the churches, schools, pubs, shops and other local businesses are involved with the staging of the festival. Residents and visitors will have incredible opportunities to experience everything from Medieval sword fighting to life in a Victorian school room and much, much more. The village will be alive with the sights, smells and sounds of each unique time period in this fun-packed weekend. The festival will also officially launch a brand-new Heritage Trail around the village, which will be unveiled for the first time during the weekend’s festivities. The trail of 16 heritage boards will showcase Desford’s history and provide a legacy for future generations.
The English Civil War Society is very pleased to be providing re-enactors for one of the time zones.
The post code for the centre of the village is LE9 9GR. Car parking is at Caterpillar LE9 9JT. Access via Gate 1.
The event runs from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm on both days.
Programmes will be £5 each and will gain you access to all attractions.