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Sheringham Park vistors invited to step back in time at living history weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:15 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:20 02 July 2018

Sheringham Park Living History volunteers Charlotte Slade and Django Robinson playing an Edwardian lady and her gardener at last year's History Comes to Life event
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Park Living History volunteers Charlotte Slade and Django Robinson playing an Edwardian lady and her gardener at last year's History Comes to Life event Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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An injured First World War soldier and his nurse and landscape designer Humphry Repton will be putting in an appearance at a living history weekend being held at Sheringham Park.

Sheringham Park Living History volunteer Fiona Kay cooking over an open fire at last year's History Comes to Life event
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Park Living History volunteer Fiona Kay cooking over an open fire at last year's History Comes to Life event Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Organised by a group of National Trust volunteers, the event, which will span Edwardian times, to the 1950s, was held for the first time in 2011.

Volunteers will be handing out time travellers’ maps at an event tent near the park’s visitor centre, with highlighted historic sites including an Edwardian garden, a Second World War pillbox manned by Home Guard volunteers, a 1950s farmyard with vintage tractor, and a working sawmill, complete with traction engine loaned by farmer Richard Parrot, of Weeting, near Thetford Forest.

Sheringham Park Living History volunteers Emma Powley and Fiona Kay manning the sawmill at last year's History Comes to Life event
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Park Living History volunteers Emma Powley and Fiona Kay manning the sawmill at last year's History Comes to Life event Photo: KAREN BETHELL

History Comes to Life runs at Sheringham Park on July 14 and 15 from 10am-4pm. Entry is free, with car parking charges for non-National Trust members.


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