St Peter’s Village Tour has started for the season and runs through to September 19.
The attraction, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has some 100-plus volunteers running four, free guided walks around the historic village and churchyard of St Peter’s. Last year saw the introduction of vignettes being performed in the village church.
During the walking tour with your guide, you will meet many costumed characters from past centuries. You will see the flint built church and find out a little more about its long history. You will hear of conditions in the workhouse, the Newbolts breakfast concerts for hundreds of fashionable people, the tower used in the Napoleonic wars, famous (and infamous) local residents and our ancient seat of local government for the area.
The tour is conducted in groups of around ten and covers less than a mile of flat walking, but does involve standing for a number of 5 minute presentations. It includes a break for tea or coffee (although no break on evening tours, or wet weather tours). You are advised to allow two and a half hours for your tour. In very wet weather there is an indoor alternative.
Access for visitors with disabilities. Children are welcome but a minimum age of 10 years is suggested. At the end of the tour you are invited to contribute towards costs which average £4 per adult.
The tours must be pre-booked. Call 01843 600895 or visit villagetour.co.uk/tours/
Good work getting Elton John in to help