History day will celebrate Wincanton’s rich past

WINCANTON will take a step back in time during the upcoming history day.

The event, which follows a successful inaugural history day last year, aims to celebrate the town’s rich past and the historical events that shaped the lives of residents.

Visitors will experience a large classic transport parade, a metal detecting event with a chance to win a detector and the re-creation of a First World War trench manned by members of a re-enactment group.

There are also artisan craft displays, including sieve-making and weaving, a 1960s school classroom showing children the first moon landing on television, a best costume competition, a tea dance and more.

Wincanton History Day 2023.

Wincanton History Day 2023.

Professional auctioneers will be present, ready to appraise any antiques and collectables brought by visitors.

Ian Thomas, chair of Wincanton History Society, said: “The society and its museum survive exclusively on donations and the occasional grant.

“History Day is vital in maintaining interest in the town’s past and for raising funds for the society’s work.”

Wincanton History Day will be staged at venues around the town, all within walking distance of each other, on Saturday, March 9.


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