Elizabethans walk again

Joseph Bulmer

Hundreds enjoy Bideford Heritage Day

‘SIR Richard Grenville’ and his entourage held sway in the sunshine in Bideford on Saturday to celebrate the town’s second Heritage Day.

The famous adventurer and explorer was chosen to represent Bideford’s Elizabethan era by the Bideford 500 group.

Led by a lone drummer, Sir Richard led his parade onto the Quay where a cannon was fired to open the event in the presence of hundreds of onlookers.

An all-day schedule of performances and demonstrations kept visitors enthralled.

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