History came alive at Secrets of the Heath

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Thursday 13th September 2018 1:00 pm

A Saxon Shield wall demo was one of the impressive events which took place in the arena area.

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A WEEKEND of historical and educational fun at a Petersfield beauty spot may have been a record-breaker according to its thrilled organisers.

More than 2,000 people watched history come alive as Romans, Saxons and Victorians all made an appearance during the Secrets of the Heath festival.

New additions included a colouring wall while the Scouts and their culinary skills impressed Katy Sherman, activity and engagement officer at the South Downs National Park Authority, which organised the annual event.

She said: “From our feedback card people particularly enjoyed the highwayman display and the Saxon shield demonstration, which went down a storm with kids.”

The event, which aims to highlight the history and wildlife of the heath, also included walks, arts and crafts demonstrations and an amphibian and reptile showcase.

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