Devil’s Arrows Festival in Boroughbridge

The Devils Arrows at Boroughbridge , prehistoric monoliths of millstone grit transported from the Knaersborough area c 2700BC.
The Devils Arrows at Boroughbridge , prehistoric monoliths of millstone grit transported from the Knaersborough area c 2700BC.
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BOROUGHBRIDGE is gearing up for a festival inspired by an ancient monument on its outskirts.

The Devil’s Arrows Festival – a week-long celebration of the three huge standing stones – takes place from Saturday, June 25, to July 2.

It begins on the first Saturday with a guided walk to the Devil’s Arrows and other historic sites in Boroughbridge which sets off from the Tourist Information Point on Hall Square at 10am.

On Thursday, June 30, the Hand on the Past (HOP) junior archaeological club will be holding a meeting for people of all ages at Boroughbridge Primary School at 4pm, admission free.

On the final Saturday, July 2, an ‘Archaeological Finds Day’ run by the HOP club and Thornborough Trust takes place at St James Church, from 11am to 4pm. Everyone is invited to bring along artefacts and have them identified by a team of experts.

On the same day the church and Coronation Hall in Milby will host a joint exhibition of literature and art inspired by the arrows.

Later that evening, the festival culminates in a gala concert and supper featuring local groups and a play about the arrows at Cornation Hall, at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the concert and supper are priced adults £8, concessions £5, family of four £20, and are available from Jenna on 01423 325808.

• More festival events are expected to be announced next week.