The annual celebration of the towns history took place on Saturday, with fun for all the family along the quay and in Victoria Park. Everything was free to try, including the ever-popular falconry and archery. There was also a wide array of living history demonstrations, including medieval armed combat and a barber surgeon, plus free tours of the towns historical landmarks. An estimated 4,000 people came to enjoy the day, with some visitors coming from as far away as America. It was a fabulous day, said co-organiser David Howell of Bideford 500. It went extremely well. We attracted a lot of people and a lot of people had a very good day. Weve got some initial plans in place already for next year and were concentrating on getting the message of Bidefords heritage across to people.