PICTURE GALLERY: Time-travelling at Whittington Castle

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ADVERTIZER photographer Huw Davies captured these photographs at Whittington Castle's Multi-Period Living History event at the weekend.

Whittington Castle site has been occupied since pre-historic times.

There is still evidence of an Ironage settlement on the site and it has been occupied every since.

The Normans chose the site to build an impressive castle to use as a power base. During the Tudor period the castle came into Royal ownership for a brief period.

A light skirmish occurred at Whittington during the English Civil War and eventually the grounds and outer bailey became a farm while much of the stone was used to help build the main road outside.

During the First World War the castle became a laundry and took in washing from Park Hall Army Camp. It has also been a library, restaurant and is now a historic visitor attraction.

 

The castle has witnessed over 2,000 years of history and for the weekend's Multi-Period event, visitors were able to time travel through history. 

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