The official launch of Richmond's 950th birthday took place last Saturday. Undaunted by driving rain, hundreds of residents and visitors enjoyed a medieval market, complete with jesters, stilt-walkers, potters, traditional ales and minstrels.
Richmond 950 commemorates the building of Richmond Castle in 1071, an event from which the market town was forged. The festival features a wide range of events spanning the whole of 2021. Things to look forward to include guided visits to the town's Georgian Theatre, talks on the history and architecture of the town, music from the 11th century to modern jazz dinners, hands-on archaeology, garden visits, drama, brewing and beer-tasting, orienteering, cricket, guided walks, morris dancing and much, much more.
Full details are at richmond950.co.uk.