Town pays tribute to important guest from history during Aragon Day Festival

Aragon Day Festival at Ampthill
Aragon Day Festival at Ampthill

Tudor days were commemorated in Ampthill at the weekend when the Aragon Day event filled the streets with some wonderful characters from history.

The bi-annual event sees people dressed in period costumes, with activities demonstrating life of the times, with the costumed folk converging on the Sun Pub in Dunstable Street following a procession from St Andrew’s Church.

Aragon Day Festival at Ampthill

Aragon Day Festival at Ampthill

The Aragon Day Festival was launched in 2003 to mark the 470th anniversary of Queen Katherine of Aragon leaving Ampthill ‘castle’ after learning that her marriage to Henry VIII was annulled.

The town hosted the colourful event on Saturday, July 25, to honour one of its most important guests and the day is designed to be a fun day for all the family.

There were displays of Tudor cookery, story-telling, together with traditional skills such as woodturning and lace-making and some familiar games.