Raiders take over Longthorpe Tower in re-enactment

History was brought to life as a group of raiders took over Longthorpe Tower in Peterborough.

Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 3:51 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 4:21 pm
Members of the Medieval Sokemen who have taken over Longthorpe Tower for the weekend EMN-160204-114132009

The re-enactment took place at the Peterborough tower today (Saturday) - and will take place again tomorrow.

A spokeswoman for Vivacity said: “We have had a series of medieval activities at the tower, including seeing it being overrun by brigands.

“This is something that really happened in the 1300s.

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Members of the Medieval Sokemen who have taken over Longthorpe Tower for the weekend EMN-160204-114052009

“There will be the chance for people to speak to the ‘outlaws’ to find out what it was like at the time, and what really happened.”

Performances will take place at 11am and 2pm tomorrow. The tower will be open between 10am and 4pm.

Tickets cost £4 for adults, £3 for concessions or £10 for a family ticket.

Members of the Medieval Sokemen who have taken over Longthorpe Tower for the weekend EMN-160204-114052009