Burgh festival set to welcome Romans

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THE new Burgh Festival weekend is set to take on something of a Roman flavour when a cohort of the soliders descends on the town.

The living history weekend, featuring Roman re-enacting sessions, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8.

With support from the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project and Heritage Lincolnshire, the new Burgh festival weekend is set to pick up where Burgh carnival left off and will be live and interactive.

On both days, residents and visitors alike can experience an authentic slice of Roman life by visiting the Roman camp, to be set up at Burgh’s historic Windmill, or by following the Roman military procession at 2.45pm.

This will travel from the Windmill along High Street and up to Tinkers Green for military and artillery displays, including a soldiers drill for children at 4pm.

Saturday will also include a flower festival at the Methodist Church, an art exhibition at the Baptist church, charity stalls at the Village Hall, craft stalls, ‘welly wanging’, a grand prize raffle and other attractions at Tinkers Green.

The awarding of prizes for ‘Burgh in bloom’ and the children’s costume competitions will also take place. Overflow parking will be available at Marsh Lane Playing Fields.

The Sunday will also feature an outdoor united service organised by Burgh’s Parish, Methodist and Baptist churches at 6pm, followed by refreshments (and a final chance to view the floral displays) in the Methodist church’s Wesley Room.

For more details or to book a stall, contact Mick Holiday on 01754 811010 or Alex Roddie on 07891 587 325.

ART - Burgh Baptist Church will host its annual art exhibition featuring an array of works by local artists this week.

It will run from 11am to 4pm on Thursday, July 5 and Saturday, July 7 and from 11am to 8pm on Friday, July 6.

A preview evening today (Wednesday) will also feature a barbecue and refreshments from 6pm. For more details contact Colin on 01754 811260.