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Kelmarsh Festival of History

August 1, 2010

It’s all over now, for this year at least. English Heritage’s flagship event is itself history. For the organisers a nightmare of logistics is filed away. Thousands of re enactors are safely back home. For the thousands of public visitors, though, there are brilliant memories. There were pitched battles, lectures, living history, crafts, a varied traders’ market, a beer tent. The list is endless – in fact, there was so much to see and do that English Heritage seriously advised visitors to plan their day in advance, and lots of people I spoke to said they came on both days just to be sure of seeing everything. On the Sunday there was a flying visit from a hurricane which swooped and rolled over the site, and each afternoon a vast parade of participants circled the site, accompanied by numerous World War 2 vehicles.

Since they say a picture is worth a thousand words, try visiting this site to get the feel of this event:

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