Wincanton History Day taking residents back in time on Saturday

A TRANSPORT parade, museum open days and more will be on offer at the second Wincanton History Day tomorrow (March 9).

The event runs at venues and in town streets, featuring everything from World War II history to a 1960s classroom.

A spokesperson for the event said it was set to be “even better” than last year’s inaugural day.

“The metal-detecting event is back, the transport parade even bigger than last year, the history lecture will focus on 500 years of firearms development, there will be a 1960’s classroom and the antiques experts will look at your collectables and that thing from your attic that no-one can identify, and most exciting of all a recreation of a World War One trench complete with soldiers in period dress,” they said.

“It’s going to be another great day.”

“If you support this event, you support your town,” they added. “History is an amazing thing – exploring the past can explain the present.”

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