Stepping back in time at North Mill history fair

6th September, The derwent rises fast on Saturday at the belper River gardens
6th September, The derwent rises fast on Saturday at the belper River gardens
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Belper’s North Mill will be surrounded by the sound of gunfire today as part of history fair.

Budding pirates and Robin Hood fans will be able to see James Green, a visiting medieval master gunner, demonstrate how to shoot a musket and showing off his armour, helmets and cannon.

Mark Sanders, who appeared on the BBCs Great British Sewing Bee will be the star guest dressed in his full pirate gear, together with the Victorian spectacles that are his ‘steampunk’ trademark. Forest Bowmen and local historical societies will also share their knowledge about medieval archery and local history as well as talks, presentations and stalls. The event begins at 1pm.