A special Edwardian garden party is taking Wisbech Castle back to 1914.

The event commemorates the Great War centenary  and is also the launch of a new heritage project helping  local school children explore the significance of the conflict.

Everyone is welcome at the event, which takes place on 5 and 6  July between 10 am and 4 pm both days.  Entrance is £2 adults, £1 concessions and £5 family. There will be activities for all the family, including re-enactments from 4 and 20 Blackbirds group, games from the Edwardian period, exhibitions and will also involve school children from the local area. Refreshments will also be on sale. There will also be a concert by King's Lynn Town Band on Sun 6 at 2pm to add to the atmosphere.

The year long heritage project will be working with 20 local schools  and will aim to explore some of the historical connections that Wisbech and the surrounding area has with the Great  War. In particular, there will be a focus on local soldiers lost during the conflict. The event and project is funded by the  Heritage Lottery Fund and being delivered by Cambridgeshire County Council's Environmental Education Service.

Michelle Lawes, Wisbech Castle Coordinator at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "The 4 and 20 Blackbirds Reenactment Group will be transforming Wisbech Castle back 100 years to when it was  rented  by dentist, Mr F W Bradley to give a real sense of the Edwardian period and Wisbech's connection the Great War. There's lots of activities for everyone to everyone to enjoy, so please do come along."

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