Lincolnshire Regency Society’s annual festival

The Lincolnshire Regency Society's annual festival, based in Horncastle took place during the first bank holiday weekend of this month. EMN-150520-122721001
The Lincolnshire Regency Society's annual festival, based in Horncastle took place during the first bank holiday weekend of this month. EMN-150520-122721001

The Lincolnshire Regency Society’s annual festival, based in Horncastle took place during the first bank holiday weekend of this month.

Members and guests gathered in Horncastle’s Community Centre for a dance practice and the performance of a Regency ­related play entitled ‘Lost in Love’, by JH Noble. This comedy play involved the quest for love and marriage of a naïve young dandy.

Also over the weekend, festival­ goers assembled at the Petwood Hotel, prior to perambulating through the woods to the Broadway where they enjoyed carriage rides in the spring sunshine. Afternoon teas were then taken back at the Petwood.

Members also gathered at Gunby Hall for Gunby’s annual Regency Day.

There were two dance displays, a picnic on the lawns and perambulations in character . That evening f estival ­goers assembled at The White Hart pub in Tetford for supper and poetry readings. The Festival was a great success, much appreciated by members and guests alike. It is hoped that this annual festival promotes the attractions of Horncastle and draws more tourists to the town.