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Desford Heritage Festival 2022
Army Drums civil war Desford Heritage Festival
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July 2-3 was the official launch celebration for the Desford Heritage Trail, where 16 new permanent heritage boards were unveiled. To mark the occasion there was a village wide festival which saw Desford divided up into multi-period time zones; from Roman to C20th and everything in between.


The weekend was filled with hundreds of re-enactors, musicians, street actors, entertainers and encampments. Dozens of local community groups and businesses were involved from sponsorship to hosting and organising.


• Spitfire Flypast + Tiger Moth Aerobatics
• WW1 and WW2 barracks
• Medieval encampments
• Military re-enactment groups

• Desford Colliery Band

• Tudor sports
• Evening event ‘Hits of the Blitz’

• Local food vendors
• Victorian school life experience

• Street performers + musicians
• Maypole and Morris dancing
• Victorian tea rooms + period actors
• Desford’s 'Pop-up' Museum

• Themed local pubs, 1940s café

• Vintage vehicles + village toast

• Funfair Through Time
• Heraldry + Genealogy workshops



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