Axbridge pupils gear up for pageant

AXBRIDGE First School pupils have been furiously practicing their Maypole dancing in the run-up to the town’s 2010 pageant.

Their first outing at the recent Axbridge Church Fete was an enormous success with the Maypole taking centre stage as part of the fete’s historical theme.

The children are now gearing up for the three-day pageant, a colourful historical re-enactment of over 2,000 years of Axbridge’s rich past, which is only held every 10 years.

Performances take place from 3pm to 5pm throughout the event, which runs from August 28 to 30.

Entertainment includes drama from Roman and Saxon times, ‘Hanging’ Judge Jeffries, Monmouth’s rebel army, Methodist reformer Hannah More, through to the Elizabethans and Victorians, the coming of the steam railway, both world wars, on to the present day.

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Tickets cost �15 per person, �8 children/concessions or �40 for a family ticket for two adults and two concessions.

They can be ordered at or 07931 638631.

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