Medieval festival will return to Wellingborough

History will repeat itself as Wellingborough's Medieval Festival returns this summer despite concerns over funding.

History will repeat itself as Wellingborough's Medieval Festival returns this summer despite concerns over funding.

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History will repeat itself as Wellingborough’s Medieval Festival returns this summer despite concerns over funding.

Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), the team tasked with promoting and encouraging trade into the town, had not been planning to stage the event again due to last year’s event costing £29,000 and reports of a lack of benefit to some shopkeepers.

But after strong public feedback and pledges of extra funding, including from Cllr Graham Lawman who represents the town centre ward, the event will go ahead on July 26 and 27.

John Cable, manager of the BID, said: “We have got pledges of additional funding, which has enabled us to guarantee this year’s event without the BID being exposed to such a big bill.”