Heritage & Culture

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The Joust of St Peter 

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It’s a competition,’ says Dominic. ‘We’re not re-enacting. We’re not pretending. There will be no one going “Have at ye!”’ Make no mistake; when each of the mounted knights takes up his lance to face his opponent for the Joust of St Peter on 20 and 21 June, he...

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Call the Mediaeval Midwife!

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A grumpy Joseph, a heavily pregnant Mary, and a gaggle of sceptical midwives... On 4 July, Eastern Angles community...

Heritage Festival 2015 

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The Peterborough Heritage Festival returns with a host of thrilling events celebrating the region’s history, from the Bronze Age...

The Joust of St Peter 

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This year, the Heritage Festival brings us its most ambitious event yet: a jousting tournament from the time of...

An audience with Richard III

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He’s been portrayed as a murderer, usurper and monster by Shakespeare, but was the real Richard III really as...

Civil War!

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Travel back in time 350 years to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the English Civil War...

When knights were bold…

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The noise of horse’s hooves, the clash of lances and the spectacle of knights in full plate armour…

Peter Brotherhood: a history

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HOW DID THE BROTHERHOOD ARCHIVE FIRST COME TO YOU? The Brotherhood archives had lived in the factory for a...

Fenland Lives and Land exhibition

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Uncover the secrets of the mysterious Fenland landscape and its people... The Fenland Lives and Land Exhibition opened at...

Historic Peterborough walks

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Find out more about the fascinating and often undiscovered history of Peterborough, from the foundation of the Saxon abbey...

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