The Chess Valley Heritage Day at Cholesbury Common promises a fun day out for families, bringing the history of the area to life with fun activities and people in historical costume. It’s on Saturday 18 March from 11am-4pm, taking place outdoors, and it’s completely free to attend.
You’ll be able to get involved in fun, interactive activities, including:
- See a working bronze age smelting furnace
- Try your hand at making Iron Age coinage
- Decorate iron age chalk sculpture
- Discover how flint is knapped into tools
- Discover the bright colour palette of prehistoric dyes and pigments
- Meet some medieval apothecaries and learn about ancient medicines and how they were made.
The nearby Hawridge and Cholesbury Cricket Club and Half Moon Pub will be welcoming visitors from the Heritage Day, serving great food and drinks and providing facilities throughout the day.
The event has been organised by the Chilterns Heritage and Archaeology Partnership and the River Chess Smarter Water Catchment Initiative and aims to show how human activity has shaped the landscape and played an important role in the history of the River Chess.