Living History Day
The Living History event scheduled for 5th October will be replaced with a History of the Shops programme of activity which will be available within the town centre and virtually throughout October & November.
Last year’s Living History Event took place on Saturday 5th October in the High Street and showcased life in Victorian Britain. We were honoured to be graced by Her Majesty Queen Victoria with her private secretary appearing during the day, alongside Cavalryman on horseback, providing talks and demonstrations throughout.
Visitors were able to to see first-hand the skills and crafts which were developed and honed in Victorian Britain which included candle and yarn making, as well as fibre weaving and fabric dyeing.
For those wishing to sample some of the cuisine of the time, a roast chestnut seller adorned the High Street with sounds and smells of cooked delights.
Throughout the day visitors were treated to appearances by Victorian characters providing an insight into life at all levels of the Victorian society and the daily struggles which they faced. Could you live in the by-gone era?
For all the information on last year’s event and more details of what happened on the day visit our Facebook Living History event page.
The previous year’s annual Living History day commemorated the WW1 Centenary with an insight into life as a British solider at home and away from home. Located in Leighton Buzzard High Street, displays and interactive demonstrations of wartime took place. Visitors to the event saw how soldiers would cook, what weapons they used and what their first aid post would consist of. There was also an Army Signal School for Children and the opportunity to take on board some WWI training including drill experiences and marching!
For more information please contact the Events Team on:
See some pictures from previous years below: