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Festival celebrates Folkingham's rich and varied history

By Mercury reporter

Hundreds of people flocked to Folkingham to enjoy the village’s two-day festival which celebrates its rich and varied history.

Highlights included displays about the castle, the heraldry of the village’s many lords, and the history of Tannery Lane, the Greyhound Inn and the 1920s village auction, as well as the usual drinks and refreshments.

There was also a poignant celebration of 100 years of the RAF, as well the sacrifices made by villagers during the First World War.

Lis Wright, who organised the event together with the village’s craft and needlework groups, said: “The weekend was very well received and everybody seemed to be appreciate it.

“This bi-annual festival celebrates the varied history of our village and generates a lot of interest in Folkingham.”

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