As part of Local History and Community Month, Lichfield District Council is leading a guided History Walk to explain how Lichfield’s historic parks developed over the past thousand years.
The walk will include Minster Pool, the Garden of Remembrance and Beacon Park.
Walk guide, Alison Richards, Implementation Projects Coordinator for Lichfield District Council, said: “I will be taking the group on a voyage of discovery, explaining how key features of our city came into being.
“We will explore Lichfield’s picturesque Minster Pool, which in medieval times was much larger, so pilgrims had to be ferried across the pool to get to the cathedral.
“I will discuss why there is a statue of Captain Smith in Beacon Park, as well as stopping off at the newly restored and relocated Martyrs’ Plaque, to discuss the scene which depicts the slaughter of Christians by Romans in Lichfield around AD 300.
“As well as taking in the Garden of Remembrance, I will also be telling the group about the archaeological finds that have been made, since the Lichfield Historic Parks Project began.”
Suitable for all ages and abilities, the History Walk starts at the Dam Street end of Minster Pool on Tuesday 10 May 2011 at 10.30am. It should last about one and a half hours.
The walk is free, but should be booked by calling Beacon Park rangers on 01543 308867. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.