VIDEO: Take step back in time at Wellingborough’s medieval festival

A juggler has been out on the streets of Wellingborough to promote this weekend’s medieval festival.

Organised by Wellingborough’s Business Improvement District (BID), the free family event will see entertainment taking place throughout the town centre on Saturday and Sunday from jugglers and archery to street theatre and ‘trial by combat’.

Devilstick Peat

Devilstick Peat

Also entertaining the crowds will be Devilstick Peat, who was juggling on the streets of Wellingborough this week to publicise the event.

Wellingborough BID manager John Cable said: “History will be brought to life this weekend as we aim to turn Wellingborough into a destination to help showcase our wonderful town centre, which includes a wealth of independent traders, park space, historic buildings and free parking.”

Activities including sword training, dance displays and classes, stocks, falconry, a display of medieval food and short concerts will also be staged.

The event will take place at locations including town centre streets, the green by the Tithe Barn, the Swansgate Centre, the lawns in front of Wellingborough Museum, All Hallows Green as well as the paved area by Colemans in Market Street.

There will be a camp at Croyland Park, while the story of a plot to overturn King Edward IV will be told over the weekend, culminating with a battle at Croyland Gardens at 5.30pm on the Saturday and 4.30pm on Sunday.

The festival is part of a programme of events the BID has been organising aimed at driving trade into the town centre.