Kettering's Wicksteed at War cancelled

Organisers have promised it will return bigger and better in 2021

By Sam Wildman
Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 12:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 12:42 pm
The event attracts thousands each year
The event attracts thousands each year

Kettering's popular Wicksteed at War weekend has been cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis.

The free military history show was due to be held at Wicksteed Park over the weekend of June 13.

It usually features an arena, re-enactors, vehicles and aircraft flyovers and has attracted tens of thousands of visitors over the years.

But with the nation currently in lockdown a decision has been taken to cancel it this year.

A Wicksteed Park spokesman said: A park spokesman said: "Unfortunately, we can confirm that Wicksteed At War 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Wicksteed Park worked closely with the organisers and the local authority before the decision was taken in the best interests of people who were planning to visit or exhibit at the event.

"We wish to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding and look forward to seeing you all in 2021, when the event will return bigger and better than ever as part of the park’s centenary celebrations."

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