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Chalke Valley History Festival 2021

After a year in lockdown what better way to venture out into the world again than by joining fellow historians and history-lovers at Chalke?

As promised, The Trafalgar Times set sail for the Chalke Valley History Festival this week, enjoying a few days of fun and fascination in an idyllic location. There couldn't be a more picturesque setting in which to head back to nature and pitch a tent, alternating the bird-spotting and sightings of wild deer with the occasional glimpses of more exotic creatures, such as the long-tailed Dan Snow and lesser-crested Al Murray!

As well as making new friends we bumped into a few familiar faces, including @TheTrafalgarWay, who were amongst the first to clock the new hoodies.

There wasn't a dull moment throughout the festival and the atmosphere was super each day, with thousands of people and families enjoying the diverse speakers, demonstrations, and food on offer. Some of our favourite events included a re-enactment of the Battle of Trafalgar with Dan Snow, the History Quiz, and the talk from Tracy Borman (with a brief mention of one of my local pubs).

Whilst great fun was had by all, the understandable lack of phone-charging capabilities meant that we didn't take as many photos as we'd have liked, but check out our mini gallery for a feel of the trip.

We hope to see many more of you back at Broadchalke for the Chalke Valley History Festival in 2022. We can't wait to return!

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