Bideford gears up for annual Heritage Day

09:00 25 June 2013

Sir Richard Grenville leading the procession down Milll Street at last year

Sir Richard Grenville leading the procession down Milll Street at last year's Heritage Day. Pic: Dave Green.

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The day, organised by Bideford 500, will see the town hosting its first ever gig racing event.

CANNON firing, a historical procession and gig boat racing will mark Bideford’s annual heritage day on Saturday.

The day, organised by Bideford 500, will celebrate the town’s maritime heritage throughout the 1500s and 1600s.

At 10.20am, an Elizabethan procession will arrive on the Quay and be led by the mayor, Sir Richard Grenville, Rawley and townsfolk.

The cannon will be fired and shortly followed by Bideford’s first ever pilot gig boat races at 10.30am.

The men’s, women’s, mixed and junior races will take place throughout the day with race times at 10.30am, 11am and 11.30am.

Bideford Pannier Market’s traders will be hosting a pirate-themed morning and events include the Torridge Male Voice Choir at 10am and the Petroc Players at 1.45pm.

Along the Quay and in Jubilee Square, a group of travelling troubadours will perform at 9.45am and 12.45pm, and Big Al and the Bandits will play at 12pm.

A hog roast, performances and story telling will take place in Mill Street which the procession will also pass through.

Guided heritage walks will take place throughout the town, setting off from the Burton Art Gallery at 1.30pm, 2pm and 2.30pm.

Children dressing up as pirates or buccaneers will receive free doubloons and everyone is encouraged to dress up during the day.

For more information and a full programme visit: www.bidefordheritage.co.uk.

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