GALLERY & VIDEO: Youngsters enjoy battle re-enactments at 2011 Chatteris Historic Festival
DEMONSTRATIONS of battles from yesteryear entertained youngsters today at the Chatteris Historic Festival’s schools day.
Re-enactment groups performed and canons were used on Furrowfields Park as pupils enjoyed a taste of what’s to come tomorrow and Sunday.
Tomorrow (Saturday) is the highlight of the festival with a parade leaving Church Lane at 11am and making its way to Furrowfields.
A Second World War Spitfire flypast is at 12.25pm and throughout the afternoon there will be various demonstrations by a Napoleonic group, the 95th Rifles and a display by visiting Viking and Victoria Strollers.
On Sunday there will be more re-enactment events, a puppet show, fun dog show and a demonstration from jester Devilstick Peat.
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The festival is funded by Fenland District Council and Chateris Town Council, supported by a band of volunteers.
Highlights of Saturday’s programme
- 1 Woman escapes unharmed after car and bus B1101 crash
- 2 Tributes paid to 'much loved' Gabija killed in A605 crash
- 3 Family tribute to grandfather killed in A1123 crash
- 4 ‘I’m tired of being fobbed off’ says customer of Wisbech builder
- 5 Man dies in A11 ditch crash
- 6 Wife's tribute to husband killed in B1101 Elm Road crash
- 7 14-year-old footballer's 'dream' comes true after securing England trial
- 8 Mum overwhelmed by support for 'angel gowns' project
- 9 Uber-style app could mean doorstep bus pick up
- 10 Woman left 'terrified' after spitting assault
10.00am: Event begins
11.00: Parade leaves Church Lane
11.45: Parade judging
12.00: Napoleonic groups and cannon demonstration
12.25: Spitfire fly past
12.30: Arena events, including Peterborough Highland Band
2.00: Re-enactments, Vikings, Outlaws, Victorians
3.30: Puppet show
4.00: Arena events continue
5.00: Event closes
7.30 Chaucer production, adults only
Highlights of Sunday’s programme
10.30 United churches service
11.30: Arena re-enactment events
12.00: Devilstick Peat
1.00; Puppet show
1.00: Fun Dog Show
2.30: Arena events continue
5.00: Event closes