Countdown to Kirkby Lonsdale's first Edwardian Weekend

PERIOD EVENT: Kirkby Lonsdale's Market Square

PERIOD EVENT: Kirkby Lonsdale's Market Square

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MORE details of Kirkby Lonsdale's forthcoming Edwardian Weekend have been revealed.

The event, reflecting the earliest years of the 20th Century, is on from September 5-7 and will feature major, but different, attractions on each of the three days.

On Friday, a unique Edwardian afternoon tea with accompanying musical entertainment at The Lunesdale Hall on New Road will launch the weekend. Tickets, available in advance or on the door, are £7.50.

On Saturday, the parish church, St Mary's, is the setting for an Edwardian music hall evening featuring a range of local artistes. Refreshments are available but to really enjoy the evening, bring your own picnic - and your friends.

Sunday sees a subtle change in mood as the day progresses. In the afternoon, the local branch of the Royal British Legion will lead a First World War parade through town to the refurbished War Memorial, while in the evening at The Lunesdale Hall, Burneside Amateur Theatrical Company will present 'The Accrington Pals,' the story of how entire communities of young men went to war. Again, tickets are available in advance or on the door.

Around these keynote attractions, a varied programme awaits visitors and local people alike. Centre-piece will be a helter skelter in Market Square, where you can also get to know live owls up close.

St Mary's Church will have a a bric-a-brac stall and refreshments available throughout the weekend, while in the neighbouring Methodist Church, there will be an exhibition entitled 'Faith in the Trenches,' with refreshments again available.

There will be old fashioned sports in the Play Park and at the cricket ground; look out for the ice cream tricycle, our magician and the Punch and Judy performances.

A variety of demonstrations will take place - from quilting and lace-making to blacksmiths and willow weaving, Handbell ringers and the town's award winning brass band will play during the weekend.

Kirkby Lonsdale has five car parks and free on-street parking is also available. Coach drivers are recommended to drop passengers as close to the town centre as possible and then park at Devil's Bridge, a mile away.

For more information, visit www.kirkbylonsdale.co.uk, or telephone the visitor information shop at 24 Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, 015242-71437.

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2:17pm Sat 16 Aug 14

drixhen says...

Here we go again a rehash of the victorian weekend which the majority of
residents of Kirkby Lonsdale did not want it only benefits pubs , cafes and shops certainly not the ordinary people of the town but Isuppose we will have to put up with it again.
Here we go again a rehash of the victorian weekend which the majority of residents of Kirkby Lonsdale did not want it only benefits pubs , cafes and shops certainly not the ordinary people of the town but Isuppose we will have to put up with it again. drixhen
  • Score: -5

2:44pm Sat 16 Aug 14

WebMoaners says...

drixhen wrote:
Here we go again a rehash of the victorian weekend which the majority of
residents of Kirkby Lonsdale did not want it only benefits pubs , cafes and shops certainly not the ordinary people of the town but Isuppose we will have to put up with it again.
It only benefits pubs, cafes and shops (is that a bad thing???!) What do you do for Kirkby residents? If you dont like it, dont go.

If you want something different organise your own event?

Or maybe you find it easier moaning about the work of others?
[quote][p][bold]drixhen[/bold] wrote: Here we go again a rehash of the victorian weekend which the majority of residents of Kirkby Lonsdale did not want it only benefits pubs , cafes and shops certainly not the ordinary people of the town but Isuppose we will have to put up with it again.[/p][/quote]It only benefits pubs, cafes and shops (is that a bad thing???!) What do you do for Kirkby residents? If you dont like it, dont go. If you want something different organise your own event? Or maybe you find it easier moaning about the work of others? WebMoaners
  • Score: 4

7:03pm Sat 16 Aug 14

magical trevor says...

Jeez.....there are some real class 'moaners' out there. What else does Kirkby Lonsdale have to offer the discerning visitor? It relies greatly on its cafes, pubs and eateries.
Jeez.....there are some real class 'moaners' out there. What else does Kirkby Lonsdale have to offer the discerning visitor? It relies greatly on its cafes, pubs and eateries. magical trevor
  • Score: 3

9:51pm Sat 16 Aug 14

dancer58 says...

Well drixen come up with something else , or sit on your backside and let others do things for your town , too many people let others organise events for towns and then moan like hell , you by the looks of it are one of them
Well drixen come up with something else , or sit on your backside and let others do things for your town , too many people let others organise events for towns and then moan like hell , you by the looks of it are one of them dancer58
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