Garden party at Wisbech Castle

Wisbech Castle will host a special 1914 garden party

Wisbech Castle will host a special 1914 garden party - Credit: Archant

A special Edwardian Garden Party is taking Wisbech Castle back to 1914.

The event commemorates the Great War and is the launch of a new heritage project helping local school children to explore the significance of conflict.

The event takes place on July 5 and 6 between 10am and 4pm both days.

The event has activities for the whole family including re-enactments from Four and 20 Blackbirds group, Edwardian games and various exhibitions.

There will also be a concert by King’s Lynn Town Band on Sunday 6 at 2pm.


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The heritage project, working with 20 local schools, aims to explore historical connections that the local area has with the Great War.

There will be a focus on local soldiers lost during the battle.

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Michelle Lawes, Wisbech Castle Coordinator at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “ The Four and 20 Blackbirds Re-enactment Group will be transforming Wisbech Castle back 100 years to when it was rented by dentist, Mr F W Bradley to give a real sense of the Edwardian period and Wisbech’s connection to the Great War.

“There are lots of activities for everyone to enjoy, so please come along.”

Entrance fees are £2 per adult, £1 concessions and £5 family.

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