Thousands enjoy activities as part of 2016 Lichfield Georgian Festival

Crowds turned out as Lichfield went back in time for its Georgian Festival.

The event saw a range of themed walks, talks and activities for all ages.

Coldstream Guards re-enactors in Lichfield city centre

Coldstream Guards re-enactors in Lichfield city centre

Among the attractions were a Georgian encampment in Beacon Park, costumed characters, a Georgian fashion show, a Son-et-Lumière light show as well as gin trails and live entertainment.

Councillor Helen Fisher, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet member for tourism, said: “The city centre was packed throughout Lichfield Georgian Festival, with thousands of people enjoying all the free activities on offer.

“There was a fantastic atmosphere and such a lot going on. It was a huge task to put the festival together, and a big well done to everyone involved.

“The weekend really shone a spotlight on Lichfield and all we have to offer locals and visitors and was a great way to celebrate our Georgian history.”

Heritage venues threw open their doors and offered guided tours and activities over the weekend, while Georgian townsfolk, soldiers and highwaymen paraded around the city centre in character, stopping to talk to visitors and pose for photos.

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