Held from Friday 1st October to Sunday 3rd October, the Stamford Festival of History was a great success and a fantastic day out. With a ‘Living History’ camp, displays and reenactors from eight different historical periods, there was plenty to see. Friday was Schools’ Day but on Saturday and Sunday everyone and their dog descended on the Festival and what a couple of days it was.
On Saturday the sun was shining and the Festival was very busy. All ages were in attendance, from 8-year-olds to 88-year-olds. The heavens opened on Sunday but the rain didn’t dampen spirits. The gentlemen from Lord Orkney’s Regiment (c.1700) proved they were able to fire three shots within one minute regardless of the weather. With fewer visitors, it meant an opportunity to talk to the reenactors more and find out about their chosen historical period. One chap had started off as a Viking before becoming a Knight after deciding to have a bit more armour. For the last 20 years he’s been a Roman.