‘Making History’ at Stanwick Lakes

Come along to Stanwick Lakes on the 23rd or 24th September and be a part of ‘Making History’! This fabulous FREE two day Victorian event will have a whole host 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 four year Heritage Lottery funded project, Trading Places. It is also the finale 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 offer for the best dressed ‘ Victorians’ at our ‘Making History’ weekend.

For more information about this event, visit the Trading Places Nene Valley Facebook page, www.stanwicklakes.org.uk, or ring 01933 625522. To get involved in the Nene Valley Festival visit www.nenevalley.net , tweet @_nenevalley and use #nenevalley2017.