Summer is coming to an end and the final two free community events organised by Leighton-Linslade Town Council are just around the corner.
Past, Present & Future Market Day takes place on Sunday from 11am to 4pm and is the last event of the Summer Sunday programme.
The Summer Sunday initiative included the Big Lunch in June and Children’s Day in August.
This Sunday, visitors to the town centre can take a trip down memory lane and experience markets from Saxon and Medieval times to present day.
From Queen Victoria’s era through the world wars and the 1940s and 50s see how the life of the market has changed.
Visitors will have the opportunity to watch demonstrations in traditional skills such as calligraphy, basket weaving, pottery and cloth weaving.
A variety of activities for all ages will also be on offer including re-enactments, an historic pub tour around the town, jive dancing workshops, pony cart rides, historical diary extracts plus samples of Harvest Festival produce.
Moving on a couple of weeks, the annual Living History event will be taking a look at all things European.
The year’s event is Continental Day on Saturday, October 12 from 11am to 3.30pm.
A two-day French Market will be the centrepiece of this event with many other nations represented by exhibitors, dance, music, sport, vehicles and a variety of activities. Local groups will be providing exhibits and displays. A programme of entertainment from cancan dancers, Flamenco dance workshops and performances of well-known songs will add an air of European tradition and culture.
Children will be encouraged to come dressed in European national costume or take part in a Spot the European Flag competition. Wall murals painted by local children during the recent Children’s Day event will create scenery backdrops.
> For further information regarding either event contact the town council on 01525 631920 or see www.leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk.