PHOTO GALLERY: Thrills galore at ‘fabulous’ Heritage Day

Bideford Heritage Day. Picture: Daryl Knight

Bideford Heritage Day. Picture: Daryl Knight - Credit: Archant

Organisers have described Bideford Heritage Day as ‘fabulous’ and ‘extremely successful’.

Bideford Heritage Day. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Bideford Heritage Day. Picture: Graham Hobbs - Credit: Archant

The annual celebration of the town’s 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 town’s historical landmarks.

An estimated 4,000 people came to enjoy the day, with some visitors coming from as far away as America.

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“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.

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“We’ve got some initial plans in place already for next year and we’re concentrating on getting the message of Bideford’s heritage across to people.”

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