Beacon Park. Pic: Steve Lightfoot
Beacon Park. Pic: Steve Lightfoot

Lichfield’s history will come to life in a free guided walk in the city.

The event is being organised as part of Local History and Community Month and will take in Minster Pool, the Garden of Remembrance and Beacon Park.

Walkers will be able to learn how the city’s historic parks developed over the past 1,000 years.

Guide Alison Richards said:

“I will be taking the group on a voyage of discovery, explaining how key features of our city came into being. We will explore Lichfield’s picturesque Minster Pool, which in medieval times was much larger, so pilgrims had to be ferried across the pool to get to the Cathedral.

“We will discuss why there is a statue of Captain Smith in Beacon Park, as well as stopping off at the newly restored and relocated Martyrs’ Plaque, to discuss the scene which depicts the slaughter of Christians by Romans in Lichfield around AD 300.

“As well as taking in the Garden of Remembrance, I will also be telling the group about the archaeological finds that have been made, since the Lichfield Historic Parks Project began.”

Suitable for all ages and abilities, the free History Walk starts at the Dam Street end of Minster Pool on May 10 at 10.30am. To book call 01543 308867.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.