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Ormskirk travels back to medieval time

Festival due to be held at Coronation park on May 17 and 18

Members of Historia Normannis

ORMSKIRK is set to travel back in time next month as a medieval festival comes to the town centre.

Medieval history experts, Historia Normanis, will be at Coronation Park on May 17 and 18, from 11am to 4pm on both days.

The group plan to show visitors what  Coronation Park might have looked like 1,000 years ago and festival- goers can expect to experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the past.

The park will be alive with interactive displays, including medieval crafts and archery demonstrations.

 The 12th-century re-enactment group  also aim to bring history to life with their medieval combat displays.

Hungry visitors will be  able to enjoy a range of refreshments, including the popular medieval  hog roast.

Local history groups such as Ormskirk and district family history society will also be at the festival providing information on the town’s heritage.  

 More than 700 people took part in last year’s inaugural event and organisers are   hoping to build on the success of last year and are aiming to make this year even bigger and better.

The event is free of charge for everyone to attend.