Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Trinity Hospital Almshouses, the annual Castle Rising Village Fete and Fun Day is being held this weekend.
Tomorrow’s event will celebrate the work of Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, in opening the Almshouses in 1614.
The Castle Rising History Group will be presenting a series of displays and guided tours to help visitors discover more about the fascinating history of Trinity Hospital and the ancient village that surrounds it.
The current residents of Trinity Hospital will also be there, dressed in their historic red livery gowns and quaint pointed hats.
Visitors are encouraged to bring along historic objects they have discovered in their gardens so that experts can help identify them. There are also opportunities to check out the Census database and other historical records to see if your ancestors lived in Castle Rising.
Any memories of the village will be welcomed and added to the archives, and there are also tours of the Babingley Valley, the Saxon sea wall defences and the site of Castle Rising’s medieval port.
Other Fete and Fun Day activities include children’s games, novelty dog show, tombola and a raffle with lots of prizes on offer. There will also be stalls selling cakes, books, Trash & Treasure, food and other refreshments.