Heritage trail leaflets distributed at Medieval festival
June 14, 2012 by Lyndon
Northampton residents were recently given the chance to witness a taste of the past as heritage trail leaflets were given out at the region’s Medieval Festival.
This year’s Medieval Festival saw parts of Northampton being transformed into the way they would have looked back into the 12th Century, giving local residents and visitors a real flavour of how life would have been like back then. Parts of the town centre were transformed, with a particular focus on the train station, which is where Northampton Castle once stood until the site was cleared back in 1859.
The Medieval Festival hosted guided tours around the attractions of Northampton, and special leaflets were created for those visitors who wished to be their own guides. The leaflets marked out the route of the Northampton heritage trail, giving directions to various attractions and giving insights and information as to why these attractions were of historical importance or interest. Print companies offering flyer printing in Northampton often get involved with local community projects to provide promotional items such as the heritage trail leaflets.
Bianca Todd is the director of a local community initiative, The Courtyard Project. She recently spoke to a local newspaper about the Medieval Festival, saying:
“It’s a fantastic place with a fantastic history we should be really proud of.
“The medieval fair has given an opportunity for people to realise they live in a very vibrant and rich part of the town, which all too often is forgotten.”