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, or telephone the visitor information shop at 24 Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, 015242-71437.