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Stanwick Lakes will be hosting
‘Making History’ on Saturday 23rd
and Sunday 24th September.

This fabulous, two-day Victorian
event will have a whole range of
Traditional Crafts demonstrations,
the amazing re-enactor group ‘The
Ragged Victorians’ (as seen in the Times
newspaper), Morris dancers, period music,
family activities and traditional refreshments.
The ‘Making History’ weekend celebrates the
completion of Rockingham Forest Trust’s fouryear
Heritage Lottery funded project, Trading
Places. It is also the fi nale event of the 2017
Nene Valley Festival which celebrates the
Wildlife, Heritage and Culture of the Nene
Valley. The event is free and runs from 11am
to 4pm on both days, standard car parking
charges apply.

Try your hand at many of the activities
including Wool Spinning, Brick Making, Basket
Weaving and Lace Making. Watch other
crafts people at work and discover more about
Blacksmithing, Green Wood Working, Shoe
Making, and Wood Carving.

There will also be an exciting children’s “Making
History” trail with prizes, Victorian ‘dressing
up’ and the chance to make a traditional Peg
Doll. Discover how local communities in this
area have been bringing to life the traditional
trades and crafts that were once so important
in our towns and villages.

And don’t forget to try the great
traditional food, including a Hog
Roast, Hokey Pokey Ice Cream
and Pork Pies.

Help us create a great Victorian
atmosphere by coming dressed up
to the event! Great prizes will be on
off er for the best dressed ‘ Victorians’ at the
‘Making History’ weekend.

For more information about this event, visit the
Trading Places Nene Valley Facebook page,, or call 01933

To get involved in the Nene Valley Festival visit, tweet @_nenevalley and
use #nenevalley2017.

Rockingham Forest Trust is an
environmental charity that works to bring
wide-ranging community benefi ts through
creating and conserving special green
spaces, and exploring local heritage, in ways
which educate, involve and inspire. Stanwick
Lakes visitor attraction is managed as a social
enterprise by Rockingham Forest Trust.

Income from the visitors directly supports the
cost of running the site, which is self-fi nancing.

Facebook: Trading Places Nene Valley
Registered Charity No. 1050157
Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 3114783

Making History