Wincanton History Day – March 9th 2024

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Did you come to Wincanton’s first History Day last year? If you did then you’ll know what a great day it was. There was something for everyone, young and old. This year will be even better. 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. It’s going to be another great day!

Planned events include:
Metal Detecting
Antiques valuation
School Room – 1969 Moon landing theme
Transport Parade
WW1 battlefield reconstruction
Costume Competition
Cake Baking Competition
Walking Tour App
Tea Dance
Geneology Ask the Experts
History Talk – 500 Years of Firearms Development by Guy Hagg
Artisan Crafts
Story Telling

Transport Parade

The vehicles will come down the High Street from Bayford Hill, at approximately 1pm, run through the town, on to the A303, and then off again at the Bayford turn-off where they can do the run again. After that they can park up in the Memorial Hall car park, just off the High Street, where there will be marshals to guide them in. Free tea and cake for all participants in the Memorial Hall annexe!! See you there!

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