SALISBURY History Festival is still go ahead but will be a bit different than in previous years.

This year’s event runs from Thursday, August 27 to Friday 31.

Although Covid-19 has disrupted many of the events planned for 2020 in Salisbury, organisers of this year’s history festival have decided to diversify and to learn other ways of bringing history to the people.

The festival’s first event this year, which charted the history of The Old Manor Hospital, was held via social media as part of the Salisbury 2020 Big Weekend which took place over three days in May.

A series of local history presentations will be shown via Youtube including The Old Manor Part Two, F is for Firmin, who was a landlord of the Haunch of Venison, Unknown Salisbury, which charts the businesses of Fisherton Street, and Street Memories One - Catherine Street, conducted with members of The Fisherton History Society.

The festival will also feature a celebration of the lives of five women who have served Salisbury. Salisbury Journal readers are invited to vote for their favourite. There will also be Speed History - a innovative walking tour charting local history to small groups.

Salisbury History Festival organiser Frogg Moody said “This is the festival’s third year and we really didn’t want to cancel the event. So with the help of Neil Leacy we have put together an event which is educational, exciting and certainly different.”

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