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Archery, archaeology and arts and crafts amid the activities at Friends of Castle Park Heritage Day





The rich history of Bishop's Stortford will be celebrated at the Friends of Castle Park Heritage Day.

The free event takes place on Sworder's Field on Saturday (April 15) from 10am to 3pm.

Activities include archaeology for children with the Museum of London Archaeology, arts and crafts with Friends of Castle Park and tours of Waytemore Castle at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

From left, archaeologist Alice Short showing finds discovered at Castle Park with Mark Ratcliff, Keith Hutley, his daughter Alicia Hutley and granddaughter Eva White, 7. Picture: Melissa Page
From left, archaeologist Alice Short showing finds discovered at Castle Park with Mark Ratcliff, Keith Hutley, his daughter Alicia Hutley and granddaughter Eva White, 7. Picture: Melissa Page

To give visitors a taste of medieval life, On Targett Events will be hosting archery and axe-throwing sessions suitable for those aged over eight.

There will also be displays by Coda Falconry at 11am and 2pm, and the team will be on hand throughout the day to talk about their birds of prey and answer questions.

Bishop's Stortford Natural History Society and the town's river monitoring group will also be joining the event.

A barn owl from Coda Falconry at a previous Friends of Castle Park Heritage Day. Picture: Melissa Page
A barn owl from Coda Falconry at a previous Friends of Castle Park Heritage Day. Picture: Melissa Page

For more details, see www.friendsofcastlepark.net/events.

Castle Park is currently being transformed by East Herts district and Bishop's Stortford town councils, backed by a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant.

The Friends of Castle Park is a group of volunteers who dedicate their free time to enhancing the open space, especially increasing its use by the wider community.



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