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Uncover some of Barton’s Hidden History on Saturday

Come along on a guided walk this Saturday (April 22) and uncover some of Barton’s hidden history with the help of fun, games and stories that begins at the Wilderspin National School Museum and ends at The Ropewalk and lasts between two and two and a half hours.

From exciting Victorian playtimes at the Queen Street former school  to dangerous tales of Hall’s Barton Ropery, there’s a lot to interest both children and adults of all ages.

Children and adults alike will see the town’s historic buildings in an exciting new light while learning all about the town’s heritage with the help of historical characters, a secret garden and short stories to bring the past to life.  Meanwhile, grown-ups will get a new perspective on the town’s past, as well as a look at how to use the ground-breaking new Hidden Histories smartphone app.

Look out for a confused porter, a stern Victorian matron and a nostalgic gardener on the way, all there to give you a taste of what the town was like many years ago through stories, costumes, walks and activities.

The free walk starts from the Wilderspin National School at 10 am and includes a snack and a drink at the end.

Feel free to turn up on the day, but booking is advisable by telephoning (01652) 635172.


Hidden History

Hidden History tells of Barton upon Humber's fascinating history through a collection of media including original and authentic photographs, video clips, narration and text.