Gloucester History Festival celebrates the city
GLOUCESTER is celebrating more than 2,000 years of history with a festival dedicated to the past.
Gloucester History Festival features two weeks of talks, re-enactments, digs and open days throughout the city.
More than 140 events take place at venues across the city and include a chance to visit historic buildings, drama from the past, tours of important gardens and two parades through the city.
To mark the lifting of the Siege of Gloucester in 1643, there will be two parades through the city tomorrow.
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The first at 11am is a mock mayor making parade, and the second at 2pm is the official Gloucester Day parade.
Visitors can also soak up the sights, sounds and even smells of 2,000 years of history in Gloucester Through The Ages, with lots of displays and activities.
Living history encampments will be set up on the Cathedral Green, featuring fashion, food and other aspects of every day life throughout the ages.
There will be three replica historic boats moored in the Docks, including a 32ft Viking boat and a Nelsonian launch with bow cannon.
Visit the New Inn in the year 1582 to meet customers and staff to chat about some of the things that people talked, laughed or worried about back then.
There are a number of history talks during the festival, including one on the Gloucester-Sharpness canal and the excavations at Blackfriars and Greyfriars.
There will also be many tours of historic buildings from September 6 to 9, including Hillfield House and Gardens, St Michael's Tower, the Stonemason's Yard and Eastgate Viewing Chamber.
There are many musical events, with wandering minstrels in traditional dress wandering the streets, organ recitals and renaissance singing.
There is plenty for all the family to enjoy, including a range of craft workshops, history trails and a chance to spot angels around the Cathedral.