28 February 2024

Travel back in time at Salisbury History Festival

In the medieval town of Salisbury history hides around every corner. Over the next few weeks rediscover some of the city’s stories at the Salisbury History Festival.

The Salisbury History Festival is a celebration of Salisbury and its people. The festival started in August 2018 with 5 days of events, seminars, historical presentations, guided walks, theatre and film.

As the festival goes into its fourth year, Salisbury History Festival is pleased to announce a partnership with TimeZone Productions, which they hope will make the festival even bigger and better.

“Salisbury History Festival offers a fascinating insight into the city’s past and includes leading local history research – we show how history has influenced Salisbury from past events.

“A key element of our commitment is to promote awareness of Salisbury’s past to new audiences,” said Frogg Moody, one of the owners of TimeZone Productions.

“You may be surprised at just how relevant the Festival’s events are to Salisbury today. Social history research makes a difference. From big ideas to the most detailed observations, social history affects us all every day – at work, in school and within our communities,” added Frogg.

Details of this year’s 2021 festival can be found here.

Upcoming events:

Salisbury in Old Film – People and Parades (Salisbury Museum Fundraiser)
Date: Thursday 26th August 2021 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Neil Leacy
Venue: Salisbury Museum, The Close, Salisbury.
Tickets: £10 available from Rocketship Bookshop, Bridge Street, Salisbury, SP1 2ND and The History Bookshop, Fisherton Mill Courtyard, Fisherton Street, Salisbury SP2 7QY.

Retrial – of Hubert De Burgh on suspicion of murdering William Longespee
Date: Friday 27th & Saturday 28th August 2021 at 7.30pm
Presented by: George Fleming & History At Large
Venue: Studio Theatre, Ashley Road, Salisbury
Tickets: £10 available from Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row.

The Lakedown History Hike
Date: Sunday 29th August 2021 – Afternoon
Presented by: Matt Pike
Venue: Meet at Lake, Woodford Valley
Tickets: £20 available from Rocketship Bookshop, Bridge Street, Salisbury, SP1 2ND and The History Bookshop, Fisherton Mill Courtyard, Fisherton Street, Salisbury SP2 7QY.

The Tennants of Wilsford
Date: Sunday 29th August 2021 at 7.30pm
Presented by: Ruby Vitorino Moody
Venue: Middle Woodford Village Hall
Tickets: free available from Rocketship Bookshop, Bridge Street, Salisbury, SP1 2ND and The History Bookshop, Fisherton Mill Courtyard, Fisherton Street, Salisbury SP2 7QY.

A Historical Guided Walk of Fisherton & Tour of the Masonic Hall in Crane Street.
Date: Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021 at 10.30am & 2.00pm
Presented by: TimeZone Tours
Venue: Meet at the Duke of York pub, York Road, Salisbury.
Tickets: £5 available from The History Bookshop, Fisherton Mill Courtyard, Fisherton Street, Salisbury SP2 7QY.

History at The Haunch – Local History Discussions​
Date: Tuesday 31st August 2021 at 12pm (and then every Tuesday in September)
Presented by: Frogg Moody & Special Guests
Venue: The Haunch of Venison
Free entry

Present History of Cinema in Salisbury – Book Launch
Date: Saturday 4th September 4th, 2021 at 10.30am
Presented by: Richard Nash & Frogg Moody
Venue: Outside Salisbury Library.

Photography by: Spencer Mulholland 

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty